The Office of the Governor of the State of Pennsylvania

02/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2018 11:07

Governor Wolf Statement on Directive that New Voting Machines have Paper Record

Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement today on a new directive from the Pennsylvania Department of State requiring new voting machines to have a voter-verifiable paper ballot or paper record of votes cast.

'Counties across Pennsylvania are preparing to replace their aging voting equipment in the next few years. Today's action by the Department of State ensures those new modern machines will include a paper record. This directive is another important step to strengthen the accuracy of our voting system and the integrity of our elections. We will continue to advocate for the federal government to provide more resources to update voting machines.'