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What is the fee for this required annual maintenance? 

Sandy

Sandra B Harris CVC/CMC
Vernon Town Clerk
567 Governor Hunt Rd
Vernon, VT 05354


-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kathy DeWolfe
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2009 1:42 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Voting Machine maintenance

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
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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