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E-Vote: Voting Machines Prohibited in Guam

Requirements must be fulfilled so that use of the machines will be "no more problematic" than using paper ballots.

by / October 26, 2007

Governor Felix P. Camacho

Guam Governor Felix P. Camacho today signed PL 29-33 which prohibits the use of electronic voting machines until the Guam Election Commission fulfills all requirements set by law.

Earlier versions of the bill outlined requirements, saying that equipment must have an auditable paper trail, the equipment must be tested and certified as secure, that staff training has occurred, and that an island-wide education program for voters must be carried out so that use of the machines will be "no more problematic" than using paper ballots.

Wayne Hanson

Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.