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Voters could see new vote machines; Plan would divert $19M in lights program funds

Jan 16, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Chicago voters are poised to see updated voting machines that election officials said will provide more security in the March primary election, thanks to nearly $19 million Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to move from the city's streetlight replacement program to pay for the new equipment.

Under the spending plan aldermen advanced Monday, the bond money will be transferred to the Chicago Board of Elections to buy new touchscreen voting machines that will generate a paper ballot that voters will...