Paper requirement for Texas voting machines dies in legislature

StateScoop: A bill that would’ve required Texas voting machines to include individual paper records of all votes stalled in the state legislature Saturday, to the consternation of computer scientists and election-security analysts who advocate against all-electronic voting systems.

House Bill 2909, which proposed other revisions to the state’s election laws, would’ve mandated that by 2024, all voting machines in Texas use either voter-marked paper ballots or — if using a digital interface — be capable of printing a paper receipt of all recorded votes.

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