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Oklahoma’s voting machines: Out with the old

Bids are being sought for new statewide election system. The new system will be similar to the optical scanner devices that voters have used for nearly 20 years.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: January 2, 2011
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Oklahoma’s voting machines are being retired after providing nearly 20 years of service.

Bids are being sought to replace the optical scanner devices, which have been used since 1992. They’ve lasted nearly twice as long as expected, said Paul Ziriax, state Election Board secretary.

“Because of the age...

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