Cuomo signs bill to speed, modernize vote results

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A new law will modernize and speed the process of reporting election results in New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Thursday that will
allow county election boards to replace hand-written tallies of vote
results with computerized, portable memory devices.

The memory devices that connect to voting machines
will be available for the November general elections in New York City,
which includes the mayor's race.

Before the new system, local poll workers took
tabulated results produced by electronic voting machines for each race
by election district and added up the total votes. The information was
then sent to county board offices, where it was entered manually into
official databases for release to The Associated Press.

Cuomo says the traditional process produced errors and delays.

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