3506.22 Direct recording electronic voting machines after 2012.

(A) Beginning in the year 2013 and thereafter, a county that selects direct recording electronic voting machines as the primary voting system to be used in the county and not only for accessibility for individuals with disabilities as required under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 and section 3506.19 of the Revised Code shall acquire, if needed, sufficient direct recording electronic voting machines to meet the minimum number of direct recording electronic voting machines required to be established by the secretary of state under division (B) of this section.

(B) Beginning in the year 2013 and every eight years thereafter, the secretary of state shall establish, for each county, a minimum number of direct recording electronic voting machines that the county shall be required to have if it elects to use direct recording electronic voting machines as the primary voting system in the county. The minimum number for each county shall be calculated as follows:

(1) The total number of registered voters in the county as of the October deadline for voter registration for the last presidential election or the average of the total number of registered voters in the county as of the October deadline for voter registration for the last two presidential elections, whichever number is higher, minus the total number of absent voter's ballots cast and counted at the last presidential election, shall be determined.

(2) The number resulting from the determination under division (B)(1) of this section shall be divided by one hundred seventy-five.

(3) Any fraction resulting from the calculation under division (B)(2) of this section shall be rounded up to the next whole number.

(C) A county that selects direct recording electronic voting machines as the primary voting system to be used in the county and not only for accessibility for individuals with disabilities as required under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 and section 3506.19 of the Revised Code after May 2, 2006, but before the year 2013 shall do so in accordance with the formula set forth in Section 514.03 of Am. Sub. H.B. 66 of the 126th general assembly.

Cite as R.C. § 3506.22

History. Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 58, SB 200, §1, eff. 3/20/2014.

Effective Date: 05-02-2006