Still, it makes sense to use the easist form of technology that allows for accountability in the event of a recall election. In Iowa, there is such legislation pending in Des Moines. HF Bill 71 has many of the features that voting rights advocates want. From my perspective, the only thing missing is the voter being able to get a receipt for his or her vote.
82nd General Assembly
A bill for an act making changes relating to voting machines and
requiring that direct recording electronic voting machines used in
the state produce paper records to be verified by voters.
This bill rewrites the Code section relating to
3 10 requirements for voting machines in use in the state by
3 11 listing the requirements for voting machines generally and
3 12 listing the requirements that apply specifically to voting
3 13 machines that are direct recording electronic devices (DRE).
3 14 The bill requires that a DRE device be capable of storing
3 15 an electronic image of each ballot cast which can be
3 16 reproduced in cases of a recount, manual audit, or machine
3 17 malfunction. The bill also requires that a voting machine
3 18 that is a direct recording electronic device be capable of
3 19 producing a paper record for review by the voter before the
3 20 voter's ballot is cast. The bill further provides that the
3 21 individual paper records and the ballot images are to be
3 22 preserved by the county commissioner of elections for 22
3 23 months following federal elections and for six months.