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County continues effort to update voting systems

Monday, April 30, 2018 by Katy McElroy

The Travis County Clerk’s Office has been trying for several years to upgrade its voting process, and it’s been a bumpy road. The latest development in that quest is County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir’s recent request for proposal for a new ePollBook system. The RFP response deadline is May 21 at 2 p.m., and the office hopes to be able to use the new system in the May 2019 election. According to the county press release, the RFP “will allow Travis County to identify and implement the latest technology available to further enhance the security of the voting process.” The county’s current ePollBook system is over 15 years old. The system is used to ensure the eligibility of voters; it is the first point of contact for people when they visit the polls. “ePollBook systems are critical to our ability to manage the very successful Vote Center concept that we use in Travis County,” said DeBeauvoir. “Voters can vote at any polling place in the County because of the ePollBook – we look forward to implementing the next generation of this technology to make the voter’s experience even better.'”

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