Whatever Happened to Electronic Voting?

The Associated Press looks at the question of why so many states and counties keep running out of paper ballots, even though it's clear that ...
by | March 31, 2008

Ballot The Associated Press looks at the question of why so many states and counties keep running out of paper ballots, even though it's clear that the hot Democratic race has been driving turnout to unusually high levels.

Elections official blame their efforts to extend registration deadlines, as well as these other factors:

Not helping is the fact that ballot printing is a highly specialized field with a limited number of companies willing to take on the heavily monitored and time-consuming burden of producing and delivering voting cards.

Price per ballot can range from 20 cents to more than $1, depending on complexity. Lead times for printing can range from months to weeks to days, depending on circumstances, including the proximity of Election Day.

Hat tip: Grasscatcher

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