Florida county questions expense of assistive voting machines

10/28/2009 | WBBH-TV (Fort Myers, Fla.)

State lawmakers are requiring Florida polling places to incorporate assistive voting machines for people with disabilities by 2012, but election officials in Lee County say the technology is still evolving, which might not warrant the $3.5 million cost to upgrade. Some officials who said the county cannot afford the expenditure for a small fraction of voters are asking that they be allowed to delay changes until 2016 to allow for more improvements in the technology.

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