Touch-screen voting comes to Colorado |

Touch-screen voting comes to Colorado

DENVER (AP) ” Three types of touch-screen voting machines have been cleared for use in Colorado this year, but the jury is still out on some optical scanners used to count paper ballots.

Colorado is trying to sort out how it will conduct its elections this year after Secretary of State Mike Coffman decertified many types of electronic machines because of accuracy and security concerns.

On Monday he recertified some of the touch-screen machines, with restrictions. He plans to meet Tuesday with county election officials to discuss the optical scanners.

State lawmakers are leaning toward holding all-paper elections this year, but federal law requires that some touch-screen machines be available for disabled voters. County officials want to use the optical scanners to count paper ballots.

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