Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler says they are looking at replacing voting machines. Schedler says tampering with the current machines is remote, but a new system would further decrease chances of tampering. He is awaiting approval from the state Division of Administration. If approved, the new touch screen system would provide better confirmation for voters.
Schedler says a new voting system would be valuable for voters who work or live away from the parish they are registered in, like college students. Schedler explains how it would work in his case, since he is a registered voter in another parish, but living in Baton Rouge as Secretary of State.
Schedler says getting a better system would help, if questions arose following an election.
If approved, Schedler says they could begin getting bids by January.