What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, April 23, 2018:
On May 15, Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls to vote in the state’s primary election. When they do, voters will expect reliable and accurate voting systems.
County officials say that is what voters will find on election day as officials continue working toward replacing equipment that is more than 12 years old.
An April 12 directive from the Department of State Acting Secretary Robert Torres expedites the replacement timeline and requires counties deploy new equipment by the April 2020 primary elections.
The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) says funding the system upgrades is the biggest impediment to meeting the directive. Total statewide equipment replacement costs are estimated at $125 million.
Appearing on Monday’s Smart Talk is Doug Hill, the Executive Director of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania to discuss CCAP’s reaction to the directive.
Also joining us is Jerry Feaser, Dauphin County’s Elections and Voter Registration Director.
Jerry Feaser, Doug Hill
Smart Talk continues candidate conversations Monday with Scott Uehlinger, a Republican running for U.S. House of Representatives in the 9th Congressional District. The new 9th Congrssional District is made up of Lebanon, Schuylkill, Columbia and parts of Berks, Carbon, Northumberland, Luzerne, and Montour Counties.