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Lt. Governor to Announce Statewide Voting Solution Two Utah Cities will Use New Voting Equipment this Fall

News Release
August 31, 2005

WHO:
  • Utah Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert
  • County Commissioners
  • County Clerks
  • Diebold Elections Systems, Inc.
WHAT: Utah's Lieutenant Governor will kick-off his plan for implementing a statewide voting solution for the State of Utah. In addition, two municipalities will partner with the state to run elections this fall with the new voting equipment. A mock polling location will be available for demonstration, as well.

WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: First Floor, State Office Building, just outside of the Auditorium

WHY: Utah is poised to become the first state to work out an agreement with each county to implement the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). The Lieutenant Governor's office has concluded its meetings with officials from each of Utah's 29 counties regarding a statewide voting solution to conform with the federal mandates. HAVA imposes standards that states must follow when conducting elections for federal offices. The State of Utah has spent more than two years studying how to address the HAVA requirements that all voters may privately and independently verify their vote selections, correct any errors and receive notice of so-called "over-votes."

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