Contact: Caroline Boardman

(518) 271-5193

Troy School District officials vow every vote will count

New voting machines for board election and budget vote

 TROY, N.Y. (April 11, 2007) – On March 7, the Board of Education for the Troy City School District voted unanimously to use the services of Liberty Election Systems, a New York State company, to provide state-of-the-art electronic voting systems for the school district’s election and budget vote on May 15, 2007.

 The voting system supplied by Liberty is a full-face electronic machine that includes a Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) that allows the voter the ability to review their choices on a paper receipt prior to casting a vote. The VVPAT functionality allows election officials, voters, and candidates the added confidence that, if necessary, a complete audit of the election can be recreated by use of the paper back up system.

 The LibertyVote machine was chosen by Troy’s Board of education at the recommendation of the Rensselaer County board of Elections, in an effort to restore confidence in the voting process after a malfunction occurred in the voting machines that were used in last year’s election.

 Ten LibertyVote machines will be used at seven different polling sites on May 15. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the following schools: 1,2,12,14,16,18 and Carroll Hill.

 Instruction pamphlets and a sample ballot will be available for review at  and the Board of Education office.

 For further information, please contact the Board of Education Clerk at (518) 271-5213.