The City of Richmond has reached a unique solution for replacing the recently decertified WinVote touchscreen machines. They’ve recycled them.
Technicians at the Richmond Registrar’s office removed the touch screen units from the booths and adapted them for use with paper ballots, which voters will use in the June primary and the general election in November. They’ll also use 65 older booths the city has owned for 50 years.
Kirk Showalter, Richmond General Registrar, estimates the conversion saved the city $70,000.