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Amends definition of “ballot” to confirm that votes on a direct-recording electronic device must result in a paper or other tangible ballot. Eliminates the touchscreen on a direct-recording electronic device from the definition of “ballot.” Expands definition of “ballot” to include physical objects that may be indelibly marked by voters’ physical action and are susceptible to counting through use of ordinary physical senses. Does not prohibit use of legally approved methods of voting or vote counting, so long as tangible physical object results. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: One-time costs potentially in the tens of millions of dollars to replace or alter voting equipment. (Initiative 07-0021.) (Full Text)
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Tangible Ballots. Direct-Recording Electronic Devices. California Initiative 1257 (2007).