Plans to upgrade Starke County’s voting machines may be put on hold, pending the outcome of a bill in the Indiana Senate. Senate Bill 570 proposes a number of new requirements related to election cyber security. Notably, any electronic voting systems would have to have a “voter verifiable paper audit trail,”starting in 2022.Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board members will be looking into upgrading the county’s Microvote voting machines.
Starke County expects to have a total of 20 first-time poll workers this Election Day. During last week’s election board meeting, board member Peg Brettin said voters will notice some younger people working the polls, “Because many of the older people either, one, don’t want to do it anymore, or two, are deceased,” she explained. “So that’s one of the reasons why you’re going to see a lot of new people out there.”
Steps are being taken to secure Starke County’s voting machines. Clerk Vicki Cooley told the rest of the election board Wednesday that plans are in the works to build a state-compliant secure storage room, within an existing storage area.
The Starke County Council members were notified Monday night that the county’s Microvote machines may need an operating system update.
The Starke County Council members will discuss a request from Sheriff Bill Dulin about a new CAD system when they meet tonight. Sheriff Dulin said in a previous meeting that an update with the current system limits what the staff can use in terms of gathering pertinent information concerning drug cases for the application of grant funds. A new program could cost upwards of $150,000, which was the last preliminary estimate figured by Dulin, but he will have more information for the council members tonight.
The Starke County Election Board is ready to take its proposal for voting machine upgrades to the county council and commissioners. Vendor MicroVote wants to bring the county’s 46 machines up to the latest federal standards, in time for the 2020 presidential election. Board members decided Wednesday to discuss the upgrades with the county council and commissioners during their March 19 meetings.
The Starke County Council members will meet for the first time in 2018 tonight at 6 p.m. CT where the reorganization of the council is planned and 2018 appointments will be filled.
The Starke County Election Board has decided to proceed with upgrades to the county’s 46 voting machines. Steve Shamo with vendor MicroVote said the goal is to bring the machines up to the latest federal standards, in time for the 2020 presidential election. Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board is working to make sure residents’ votes are secure during future elections. Vendor MicroVote is proposing to rebuild the county’s voting machines for a total cost of about $66,000.
The Starke County Election Board is meeting this morning. As the county continues to prepare for future elections, upgrades to its voting machines may be considered. Vendor MicroVote is proposing to rebuild the machines for a total cost of about $66,000.
The Pulaski County Election Board is gearing up for next year’s election cycle. Board members met Monday to adopt their 2018 budget proposal.
Starke County poll workers are encouraged to attend tomorrow’s vote machine testing if possible to familiarize themselves with the technology. Vendor MicroVote will test the electronic machines at 1 p.m. outside the clerk’s office at the Starke County Courthouse. Members of the public are also welcome to come see how the ballot will appear and how the machines work. Continue reading
Pulaski County’s upcoming primary election will be conducted with state-of-the-art technology. Vendor MicroVote this week upgraded their computer software and conducted initial training on the electronic poll book system. Continue reading
The Marshall County Council members held a lengthy discussion about the purchase of e-poll books for the November election.
Clerk Deb Vandemark explained that 15 iPads would be purchased to be placed at all of the voting sites for the purpose of signing in voters at the polls. There are 14 poll sites for the county’s 29 precincts. One extra iPad would be on hand as a backup.
The Marshall County Commissioners approved a contract with Microvote.
Clerk Julie Fox submitted the contract which is the same annual contract the commissioners have approved each year. This year’s agreement features the same software licensing agreement of $9,500 for upkeep of the county’s voting machines.
Representatives from Microvote were in the Starke County Courthouse Wednesday to help prepare the voting machines for the upcoming special election.
Mike Miller, a customer service representative for the company, explained what they did to help prepare for the May 7 election.
Here is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:
Marvin Allen of Knox is this year’s recipient of the Indiana Historical Society’s Hubert Hawkins History Award. The award is made annually to a local historian for his or her distinguished service and career in local history.
Two trees from Hensler Nursery were delivered to the Statehouse this week.