Pa. Supreme Court OKs Electronic Voting Machines

Law360, Philadelphia (February 18, 2015, 4:45 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Tuesday that electronic voting machines used in-state provided adequate paper records of ballots cast as required by election law, and did not run afoul of constitutional protections on the right to vote.

The justices ruled 5-0 that so-called direct-recording electronic, or DRE, voting systems that the Pennsylvania commonwealth secretary certified for in-state use complied with a requirement that paperless voting systems provide for the creation of a permanent record of all ballots cast. The DREs also did not interfere with the Pennsylvania constitution's protections on voting rights, the justices said.

"We find that the secretary exercised...

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