Nebraska Company to Deploy Technicians for Tuesday's Elections

MAY 18, 2006 - Posted at 7:43 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Nebraska company providing new electronic voting machines to 72 Arkansas counties is to have technicians deployed Tuesday for the state's party primaries.

Election Systems and Software of Omaha, Nebraska has a $15 million contract with the state.  The Arkansas secretary of state's office says the company has now provided all 72 counties with electronic machines ready for early voting.

The machines are needed to comply with federal law.  Three counties...Columbia, Ouachita and Union, already had voting equipment in place to satisfy federal law.

The company representatives are to be on hand Tuesday to deal with any last-minute hitches.

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