The state pays for and provides the ballots for the Primary and General
Election. Municipalities buy the ballots for town meeting.
If the state buys the machine for a town, the town MUST use the tabulator
for the General Election, but you can still hand count your town meeting and
the Primary if the town wants to do this.
So, after the first two years (we pay the maintenance for the first two
years), the town must budget for maintenance (which I think will be $250,
not the $175 currently being paid by some towns) AND the town must pay to
configure for the General Election, which most towns this year paid around
Kathleen S. DeWolfe
Director of Elections & Campaign Finance
Office of the Secretary of State
26 Terrace St.
Montpelier, VT 05609-1101
Visit us at http://www.sec.state.vt.us, click on Elections
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
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Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 11:40 AM
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Subject: Re: voting machines
So, from what you're all saying - Maintenance is $175 per year, plus $1000
- $2000 for programing at each election, and we buy the ballots - even
General and Primary elections?