Friday, January 13, 2006
Senator Debra Bowen, chair of the Senate Elections Committee announced today that a hearing will take place next Wednesday, January 18 at 10 a.m. at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Room 3191. According to the announcement, the goal of the hearing is to "get a snapshot" of where California counties are in respect to voting equipment upgrades that comply with state security and federal accessibility requirements. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson, while scheduled to testify, is not yet confirmed. Several county registrars will speak, covering the variety of vendors and systems used in the state.