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May 20 Snapshot: Kentucky and Oregon PDF  | Print |  Email
By Sean Flaherty, Verified Voting Foundation   
May 19, 2008
Oregon and Kentucky are both moving in the direction of both paper ballots and post-election audits. The two states make an interesting contrast at this stage.  All of Oregon's votes will be cast on voter-marked paper ballots, but the state's new post-election audit law affects general elections only, so the May 20 primary election will not be audited. In Kentucky, most of the votes will be cast on paperless electronic machines, but the state requires a post-election audit of 3-5% of the ballots cast in elections. 

Kentucky

Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Greyson has urged counties to consider choosing paper ballot voting systems, and in 2007 state Attorney General Gregory Stumbo issued a report on the security of the Hart, Diebold/Premier, and ES&S equipment. A number of  counties have switched to paper ballot voting systems as the primary system, using the Hart eScan. The Hart eSlate DRE will be used in these counties' polling places for accessibility.  Jefferson County, the largest in the state, uses Premier/Diebold optical scanners with the TS touch screen DRE for accessibility.  In all, almost 700,000 voters, about 25% of the  over 2.8 million registered voters in Kentucky, live in counties where paper ballot scanners are the primary voting system. 

5 counties, with approximately 50,000 voters total, use the ES&S iVotronic as the sole system.  18 counties, with over 240,000 voters, use the Microvote 464 for the primary system, and the iVotronic for accessibility. Fayette and Monroe counties, with about 180,000 voters, use the Hart eSlate as the only polling-place system.  The remainder of the state's counties, with between 55% and 60% of the voters, use the paperless Danaher Shouptronic as the primary system, and the Hart eSlate for accessibility.  Kentucky does not offer no-excuse absentee voting.

Oregon

Oregon is well known for its statewide Vote by Mail system.  According to the Secretary of State's office, an "extraordinarily high" number of voters have changed party affiliation for the primary, resulting in a number of voters receiving two ballots, one for the voter's previous party registration, and one reflecting the voter's new registration. The May 18 Oregonian reported that the double mailing affected approximately 33,500 voters.  Voters had until April 29 to switch party affiliation for the primary. The primary is closed to non-affiliated voters; major parties may choose to allow non-affiliated voters, though neither the Democrats nor the Republicans do so at this time.

Oregon has recently implemented a one-of-a-kind system for serving voters with disabilities, an Alternative Ballot Format that allows voters who cannot mark a printed ballot to use a computer station to "mark, print, verify, and cast a ballot using a personal computer, scanner, and printer."  Each county election office will have two computer stations to serve voters who do not have access to a personal computer, including one portable station that can be taken to the voter if the voter is unable to leave home. 
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