Saturday, February 16, 2008

Watch: PA Centre County Public Forum Voting System

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008
County to hold forums on voting machines
By Anne Danahy-
BELLEFONTE — Which machines Centre County voters should use to cast their ballots will be the subject of a couple of public forums the Board of Commissioners will hold.
Rogers said there will likely be two forums. Plans include broadcasting them on C-NET, the government access TV network, and accepting written comments. He said the county also plans to invite local legislators, state officials and federal aides to the meetings.

Commissioner Steve Dershem said he is more comfortable with this approach, because it’s an opportunity for those interested to speak their mind.

The prospect of new federal or state voting machine requirements could also influence commissioners’ decision. Dershem said if it’s the will of the public to change the voting machines, he would like the county to do it once and not have to change the system again because of new regulations.

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