NC Senate gives counties more time to update voting machines

NCACCFrom the N.C. Association of County Commissioners — June 12, 2015 — The Senate Rules Committee turned H836 (Elections Modifications), a House regulatory reform bill, into elections changes (while another committee simultaneously turned a different House bill into the regulatory reform replacement).

The revised legislation gives county boards of elections the option to submit lists of executed absentee ballots electronically to the State Board of Elections instead of sending them by mail. It also allows the use of voting machines that create ballots electronically then print them at the place of voting, and pushes out the date by which voting machines that do not use paper ballots must be decertified to Sept. 1, 2019. The full Senate passed the bill, which will go back to the House for concurrence.