Maricopa County to track ballot boxes with GPS - East Valley Tribune: East Valley Local News

Maricopa County to track ballot boxes with GPS

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010 7:00 am | Updated: 3:24 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

A new program to use Global Positioning System devices to help track ballot boxes, voting machines and other election equipment is being rolled out by Maricopa County elections officials.

The goal is to be able to track all 17,000 pieces of voting equipment in the county to prevent it from being misplaced, and to give voters more confidence in the integrity of the election process.

Elections officials will use handheld devices to scan barcodes on the equipment and records its exact location. The program will be tested during March school-district elections and is expected to be fully implemented for the May elections.

  • Discuss

[Sponsored] Terri's Consignment: Divorce the sofa

Facebook

EastValleyTribune.com on Facebook

Twitter

EastValleyTribune.com on Twitter

Google+

EastValleyTribune.com on Google+

RSS

Subscribe to EastValleyTribune.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px
Your Az Jobs