Under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), all 50 states are required to upgrade voting equipment and voter databases, and implement a comprehensive program by the end of 2006 that will educate voters about new voting equipment, processes and requirements.

With runoff elections held this past week in Texas, voters logged on to VOTEXAS.org to get information about electronic voting, according to a release from the site.

"I think we should use all the tools at our disposal to educate Texans about voting in this state," said Secretary of State Roger Williams. "Valuable voting information is only a mouse click away, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at VOTEXAS.org."

VOTEXAS.org saw its highest number of visits during the statewide primary last month, said the release. The site went online in January and since then has seen a steady increase in traffic. The Web site has important information and directions on the various electronic voting systems used in each of the 254 counties across Texas. Plus, there are links to electronic voting machine manufacturers where one can cast a virtual ballot.

"The State of Texas and its 254 counties have worked hard to make sure our citizens have total access to our voting system and when they cast a ballot they can be confident their vote will count," added Secretary Williams.