Counties Required by North Carolina State Law to Replace their machine by January 2006:
Punchcard - Cabarrus, Duplin, Forsyth, Onslow, Vance, Watauga
Lever - Chowan, Hoke, Scotland, Swain
August 10, 2004.
Cabarrus County still uses Punchcard voting machines and the Board has decided to stay with the punchcard until the Federal Government develops it's standards. My understanding is that will be some time next year.
August 10, 2004. Duplin Co is still using punchcard. We expect to have something else by the Jan 2006 date.
Suzanne W. Southerland, Director
August 10, 2004. Kathie Cooper, Director. She is considering paperless DREs. Want to lease Diebold TS (bad choice), ES&S (they don't seem to know what model) and also Advanced Voting Solutions (WinVote). They seem to be oblivious to the track-record of these machines, and do not care that the Diebold TS was de-certified in Ohio and California.
August 10, 2004. According to our County Commissioner's, we will be using the old punch card system through 2005.
We are looking at optical scanners as a replacement for the current system.
Rose Whitehurst, Director
No reply yet.
August 10, 2004. yes...we are using punch-card and will be replacing them by 1/1/06
Jane Ann Hodges, Director
Aug 10, 2004. Chowan County still uses the lever machines. We are in the process of researching different types of voting machines, but are waiting to see if there is a consensus on which type of voting machine is best. However, we will start using new machines by January 2006.
Rennie Harrington, Director
August 11, 2004. Hoke County used AVM Lever machines from May 1996 until November 2003.
We tested ES&S Optical Scan (M100 Tabulators) in 2002 for Absentee and One-stop voting; and opted to purchase this equipment for precinct use when it was approved in March of 2004. We used the M-100's on July 20th, 2004 for the first in the precincts.
We plan to add the ADA handicap adaptors by 2006.
It has not been easy to determine the best voting system, but we feel that a paper ballot and tabulator is best for the voters in Hoke County.
Caroline Shook, Director
Hoke County Board of Elections
August 10, 2004. Scotland County has not made a change and will probably not turn lose of the AVM Lever Machines until we absolutely have to. We have tested MicroVote Infinity and Advanced Voting Solutions WinVote but aren't overly impressed we are not going to make any hasty decision.
August 10, 2004. Swain Co Will be using Micro Vote Infinity in 2004.
Joan Weeks, Director