Group To Consider Paper Trails For New Voting Machines

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Secretary of State Trey Grayson says an advisory committee will delve into whether Kentucky should implement a paper trail to back up electronic voting machines.

Grayson says he is confident Kentucky's voting machines are dependable, but election officials should do whatever is necessary to eliminate doubt about the accuracy of vote counts.

The state advisory committee was formed in the wake of the U-S Help America Vote Act of 2002. It will bring in national experts to discuss ways to improve the state's election equipment. That will include information on the benefits of adding paper printers to election machines so that voters can verify their selections.

Grayson says the group will meet after the General Assembly adjourns in March.

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