McAuliffe plans to budget $28M for voting machines

STATE-NEWSVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) _ Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning to include $28 million in his budget for new voting machines across Virginia that would create a paper trail for individual votes. McAuliffe announced the plan during an appearance in Virginia Beach on Monday.  The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1GIexD4 ) that the proposal would pay for new machines in about 2,100 precincts and reimburse about 400 that have already moved to the newer systems.  In addition to the newer technology, uniformity in the machines would avoid confusion and make it easier to find repairmen if needed during elections.  Some voters and candidates reported difficulties casting accurate votes using touch-screen voting machines in the November election.

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