SCS/SB 418 - Current law requires electronic voting systems to permit voters to vote by use of a single punch or mark for candidates of one party or group for president and vice president. This act removes this provision.
The act requires that all electronic voting systems produce results from paper ballots marked by hand, or in the case of disabled voters who need assistance, from paper ballots marked by a paper ballot marking device designed to assist such voters.
The use of remaining direct-record electronic voting machines shall be phased out upon mechanical failure and finally by January 1, 2014 and paper ballot marking devices shall be used to assist disabled voters.
This act is similar to HB 1490 (2010).