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Touch Screen Voting Machines to Be Resold

February 28th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

Starting Monday, more than 40 thousand touch screen voting machines across the state will start being delivered to a warehouse in Tampa. The machines have seen their last election and the state will now start trying to market the machines to other jurisdictions, the companies who made them, or it will take them apart and sell them as spare parts. Secretary of State Kurt Browning says the money the state makes will go to the counties who still owe vendors for the machines.

Sequoia had offered this secretary a dollar a piece for the sequoia units and I refused that offer, Browning said. I will assure that what we get from the marketing of touch screens, or wheels, or circuitry or printers off the Sequoia systems will far exceed the dollar a piece Sequoia was going to give us.

All total, counties who bought the touch screen machines still owe between 32 and 33 million. The state and federal government are covering the cost of replacement machines.

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