Voting Machines for Disabled and Alternative Language Voters
Legislation relating to implementation of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
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SB180 - Sponsored by Senator Smitherman
About the legislation
SB180 Bill Synopsis: "This bill would provide that there shall be electronic voting equipment capable of meeting the needs of disabled or alternative language voters installed in each ward, precinct, or beat."
The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed.* In its interpretation of this "Citizen's Right to Vote" Position, the LWVUS states:
"In order to ensure integrity and
voter confidence in elections, the LWVUS supports the implementation of
voting systems and procedures that are secure, accurate, recountable
Read all LWVUS Position on Voting Rights in "Impact on Issues"
The LWVAL holds this position on Election Law Reform.
Senate C&E passed SB180 out of committee with a favoralbe report by a 7-0 vote on 2/21/06.
SB180 was indefinitely postponed by the Senate on 4/6/06, thus effectively killing the legislation for 2006.