Louisiana set to overhaul voting booths
Posted on 4/2/2018 12:45:00 PM.

Louisiana will receive 5.8 million dollars from the federal Election Assistance Commission to purchase thousands of new voting machines as part of a proposed 50 to 60 million dollar project to overhaul the state’s aging voting systems. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says we have a looming crisis with our decade old voting booths.

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Secretary of State looking at purchasing new voting machines
Posted on 12/6/2017 3:00:00 AM.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler says they are looking at replacing voting machines. Schedler says tampering with the current machines is remote, but a new system would further decrease chances of tampering. He is awaiting approval from the state Division of Administration. If approved, the new touch screen system would provide better confirmation for voters.

"It would produce after you vote on the screen, an actual paper ballot that would show you exactly how you voted," Schedler said. 
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Capitol Hill: Secretary of State Tom Schedler says Russians not hacking voting machines
Posted on 11/29/2017 1:55:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting. 
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is today slated to once again testify before a US House committee that there is no need to worry that elections in Louisiana are being hacked by Russians. He says he plans to remind the panel that no state votes online.
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Secretary of State ensures there will be NO voter fraud at the polls
Posted on 10/20/2016 2:47:00 AM.

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said the November 8th election has been rigged by the media and at the polls to favor Democrat Hillary Clinton. Republican Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler calls Trumps comments irresponsible and says the polls are not rigged and every state is ready to go to carry out a fair election.

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Secretary of State plans to replace voting machines with iPads
Posted on 12/29/2015 6:38:00 AM.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler plans on having voters cast their ballots on iPads for the next governor’s election. He says over the next three to four years, voting machines need to be replaced and while iPads are expensive, it’s a cheaper alternative than getting all new machines.

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SOS seeing increase in candidates dropping out of races
Posted on 9/30/2015 6:15:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler says the ballots for the October 24th primary have been sent to print, but it’s possible more candidates will be removed before election day. He says they started out with about 1150 races statewide but, due to offices running unopposed, challenges or candidates dropping out, there are now about 575 active races.
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Secretary of State looking at using iPads to cast votes
Posted on 9/10/2015 12:01:00 PM.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler says in the near future you will use an iPad to cast your ballot instead of going into a voting booth. Schedler says he’s looking at phasing out the traditional voting booth and replacing those old machines with an iPad.

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Lawmaker calling for minimum voter turnout on tax measures
Posted on 3/30/2014 2:46:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
On April 5th there are several local governments in Louisiana that have tax measures on the ballot and voter turnout for that election will likely be low. That's why state senator Bret Allain (ah-Leh) of Franklin has filed a constitutional amendment to require at least a voter turnout of 20% before any tax measure would be implemented.
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