Clearing Up the Santa Clara County Vote Story

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Board “took a step Tuesday toward creating a touch-screen voting system that will issue a paper printout..” This appears to be the opposite of the San Jose News story. The press release (below) is confusing.

Here’s how it seems to add up. It looks like they voted to NOT REQUIRE paper trails at this time. But IF the Secretary of State decides to require paper trails, then the machines will have that added.