Public Input Sought On New Voting System

Stamford Advocate discusses Public hearings starting next week. <read> See the schedule our our Calendar.

“We’ve got to do everything humanly possible to ensure the integrity of the electoral process. I think it’s incumbent upon us to be vigilant and seek information from the public,” said state Rep. Chris Caruso, D-Bridgeport, chairman of the General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee. “We don’t want to go in with any predetermined conclusions, we want to hear the pros and the cons.”…

“What I find most troubling is that there is nothing statutorily requiring the secretary of state to count the number of ballots distributed to each municipality and check the number of votes cast against how many ballots are left over at the end of the night,” [Rep. Caruso] said…

“The concern is that because there’s a computer, someone can hack into it, but with a paper trail, if someone were to manipulate it, you could always open the back and count the ballots,” [Town Clerk Andy] Garfunkel said.

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