New voting machines arrive this month

CHENANGO COUNTY – Board of Elections Commissioners here agreed to follow the lead taken by other Central New York counties and purchase Sequoia Dominion ImageCast voting machines.

About $443,000 from the Help America Vote Act grant plus a 5 percent local match will be applied to the purchase 37 new machines.

“We both agreed on this particular machine,” Republican Commissioner Harriet Jenkins said, referring to Democratic Commissioner Carol Franklin. The two were on hand last month at a meeting of the Safety and Rules Committee to report the much publicized and long-delayed purchase.

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