Secretary of State Cathy Cox (center) joined (left to right) by Georgia's Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority Larry Singer, Assistant Secretary of State Terrell Slayton, Diebold Election Systems President Bob Urosevich, and Diebold CEO Wally O'Dell to announce the selection of Diebold Election Systems to provide new, touch-screen electronic voting equipment to all 159 counties by the November 5th General Election. The $54 million contract with Diebold makes Georgia the first state in the nation to acquire an uniform electronic voting system to improve the accuracy, convenience, and accessibility of elections.
Diebold CEO Wally O'Dell describes Diebold's partnership with Georgia and the company's plans to implement a statewide electronic voting system to special guests in attendance including members of Georgia's disabled community, the AARP, the NAACP and members of the media.
question "Which state is the first in the nation in efforts to reform elections?" Secretary Cox, of course, chose Georgia from the states listed.
President of Diebold Election Systems Bob Urosevich demonstrates how the touch-screen voting system operates.
Georgia's Chief Information Officer Larry Singer discusses Georgia Technology Authority's role in choosing Diebold Election Systems to upgrade Georgia's election equipment.
Secretary of State Cathy Cox casts the "inaugural" ballot on the new electronic voting system, responding to the