Indiana Governor Signs Bill Mandating Paper Backup for All Voting Machines
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill that requires all counties using certain voting machines to leave a paper trail before the 2024 presidential election. The new state law, HEA 1116, requires Indiana counties that use electronic voting machines to install “voter-verifiable paper audit trails,” or a backup system that allows people to check their votes on a paper printout before confirming their votes, before the 2024 election. It also “provides that, after July 1, 2022, a county must meet certain requirements when using any direct record electronic voting system that does not include a voter-verifiable paper audit trail for an election,” according to the bill.
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>Over the last two decades, the election technology industry has become highly concentrated, with a handful of consolidated vendors controlling the vast majority of the market. In the early 2000s, almost twenty vendors competed in the election technology market.4 Today, three large vendors-Election Systems & Software, Dominion Voting Systems, and Hart InterCivic-collectively provide voting machines and software that facilitate voting for over 90% of all eligible voters in the United States.