There will also be a new bureau of voter registration within the secretary of state’s office to review registrations on a case-by-case basis if questions come up.
The changes are part of a national plan to make voting easier, especially for people with disabilities.
People for the American Way applauds the effort, but a spokesman says potential vote-tampering on machines that don’t leave a paper trail remains a concern.
Reggie Mitchell says, “Things happen with computers, even if it’s not nefarious, things can go wrong and if we have touch screens that allow disabled voters to vote, we still ought to have verified voting and that wasn’t discussed at all, and I’m just shocked and amazed that that hasn’t happened yet.”
Under the new system, only the local supervisor of elections can remove a felon’s name from the voter rolls.
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