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I believe that our tabulator was not purchased with state funds and 
dates back to the 1990s. Would an annual mandatory maintenance agreement 
still be in effect for the towns that paid for the machine?

Thanks.

Kathy DeWolfe wrote:
> Good afternoon All,
>
> Every town that has a optical scan tabulator needs to have annual maintenance.  This is not optional.  This service is required so that the tabulators work properly.
>
> The annual maintenance requirement was explained when the state agreed to pay for the tabulator for your town.
>
> Best Regards, Kathy
>
>
> Kathleen  S. DeWolfe
> Director of Elections & Campaign Finance
> Office of the Secretary of State
> 26 Terrace St.
> Montpelier, VT 05609-1101
> (802) 828-2304
> Visit us at http://www.sec.state.vt.us, click on Elections
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nanette Rogers
> Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 1:39 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Voting Machine maintenance
>
>
> I use my machine for local elections therefore I am having the annual
> maintenance done as well as purchasing a new battery.  
>
> Nanette
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Huntington Town Clerk - Heidi
> Racht
> Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 1:20 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Voting Machine maintenance
>
> Hello Clerks,
>
> I received a bill for our annual Accuvote machine maintenance. We will 
> not be using the machine again until September 2010 as there are no big 
> elections and it is much too expensive to use this machine when we have 
> the people to count ballots.
>
> Since we weren't going to be using the machine this year, I decided not 
> to schedule a maintenance visit - I have had to cut my budget per vote 
> of the taxpayers at Town Meeting (5% reduction of the General Fund 
> budget). While I was out of the office last week, the company called and 
> scheduled a visit for this week.
>
> Do I need to pay for this annual $175 maintenance visit twice (2009 and 
> 2010) when the machine is sitting in its case in our vault? Is anyone 
> else planning to only do one maintenance visit before September 2010?
>
> Thanks, in advance, for your insight.
>
> Heidi Racht
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