A bill that would update Georgia’s voting machines got the okay on Tuesday from a House subcommittee despite continuing worries about security. The bill would provide for a paper trail, an audit process and would be the first update of Georgia’s voting system in more than 15 years.
This potential update would not come in time for the midterms this year but would aim to be in place by the presidential primaries of 2020. Further, it would bar the current machines from being used beyond 2023. There is some controversy of what would replace the current machines and many election watchers are concerned in particular about the possible use of bar codes – which could potentially be altered digitally without voters necessarily realizing it.
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