The Commission tasked with the Secretary of State’s office to determine the future of Georgia’s elections issued its final report Thursday.
The SAFE commission recommended that Georgia buy new electronic voting machines, rather than go with paper ballots, even though that is contrary to a lot of feedback from voters and from cyber security experts. The commission found that there is a far lower risk of error when there is a paper trail and a receipt from the voting machine is printed off.
The commission is also recommending that the state lease voting machines. Leasing the machines would allow the state to have the latest technology available for the voting machines.
State Rep. Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee) who represents Chattooga County and a large portion of Floyd County in the Georgia House says that he expects the legislature to take up the issue of Georgia’s outdated voting machines in the legislative session that starts next week.
This week’s report will go to state legislators this session.