Lt. Governor to Announce Statewide Voting Solution Two Utah Cities will Use New Voting Equipment this Fall
August 31, 2005
- Utah Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert
- County Commissioners
- County Clerks
- Diebold Elections Systems, Inc.
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.
Thursday, September 1, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m.
First Floor, State Office Building, just outside of the
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."