Two Putnam County Boards Urge Voting Act Repeal
According to the Herald-Citizen, both the Putnam County Election Commission and Putnam County Commission are asking the General Assembly to repeal the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act citing financial concerns.
Linda Daniel, long-time Democratic member of the election commission, says that the Voter Confidence Act is “not an improvement” over the current system. She stated that currently, “we have one of the absolute best (voting) systems.”
The Tennessee Voter Confidence Act was signed into law by former Gov. Phil Bredesen back in 2008 amid growing concerns over the integrity and security of electronic voting machines. In February, a bill was introduced in the Legislature to delay implementation of the act, which requires optical scanners be used on or before the November 2012 general election in all 95 counties, another would repeal it entirely.