State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) issued the following statement in response to Secretary of State Jon Husted’s request for state capital funds to replace aging voting equipment.

“I join Secretary Husted’s call for state capital funds to replace aging voting equipment. We should go a step further and require that secure paper-ballot systems be adopted.

“As we in the legislature look to the future of voting machines in Ohio, we must be sure our local communities have the resources they need to run fair elections that are safe from cyberattacks. Aging equipment that stores ballots electronically on memory cards must be replaced with systems that use fully auditable, vote-marked paper ballots. We must modernize to meet the cyber security challenges that are upon us. My forthcoming legislation, the Ballot Security and Verification Act, will establish security standards to do just that.”

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