DE Needs New Voting Machines Now!

The ACLU of Delaware urges you to take action and let Governor Carney know that we need new voting machines now!

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right that underpins all of our civil liberties. To make sure that voting is efficient, accessible to everyone and safe from hackers, most states have gone to machines that have a paper trail and are easy to audit.

Unfortunately, here in Delaware, our voting machines are essentially computers that are over 20 years old. They do not produce any sort of paper trail, their software is no longer updated or supported, and they can be hacked. If any of the machines break down during an election, there is no guarantee that the votes recorded by that machine will be counted.

It is time for Delaware to invest in new voting machines that will protect our democracy and the integrity of our vote. We also need new voting machines so that we can implement reforms such as 10 days of early voting and same-day voter registration.

The ACLU of Delaware, the League of Women Voters DE, Sierra Club DE and Common Cause, among others, have been closely monitoring the issue of new voting machines and we urge you to speak out about voting reform in Delaware by sharing this information with your friends and family, communicating with your elected officials, and writing, emailing, calling, and tweeting Governor Carney with the following message:

“Voting safeguards our democracy. We deserve efficient, accessible, & secure voting machines. Our current equipment is too outdated to push this off any longer – bring DE into the modern age! Include new voting machines in FY19’s budget.”

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