Wisconsin Assembly OKs voting paper trail,
With only four dissenting votes, the state Assembly easily passed a bill that would require that electronic voting machines create a paper record.
The goal of the legislation is to make sure that Wisconsin’s soon-to-be-purchased touch screen machines create a paper ballot that can be audited to verify election results.
“Wisconsin cannot go down the path of states like Florida and Ohio in having elections that the public simply doesn’t trust,” Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, said in a news release. “By requiring a paper record on every electronic voting machine, we will ensure that not only does your vote matter in Wisconsin, but it also counts.”