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  •  It depends entirely on the county (2+ / 0-)
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    Skyye, Mokislab

    I believe there are several basic types of voting machine suppliers in use, and very possibly some small population counties that still use paper.

    Here's what the state guvmint sez:

    http://votetexas.gov/...

    In Texas, you’ll vote on one of these systems.
    The State of Texas has selected and certified voting systems from three different vendors: Election Systems & Software (ES&S), Hart InterCivic, and Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold, Inc.). Regardless of the system you’re using, know this: When voting in the Lone Star State, you count. Texas makes sure. Following are the voting systems certified for use in Texas. (You can click on the name of each voting system to go to the manufacturer’s product description page.)
    From Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. (formerly Premier Elections and Diebold, Inc.)
    AccuVote® TS or TSX (formerly Diebold TSX), a DRE voting system
    AccuVote®-OS, an optical scan voting system
    From Election Systems & Software:
    iVotronic, a DRE voting system
    ES&S Model 100, an optical scan voting system
    ES&S AutoMARK, a machine that also assists disabled voters to mark a paper ballot
    From Hart InterCivic:
    eSlate, a DRE voting system
    eScan, an optical scan voting system
    Not that the suppliers and their proprietary systems make me feel any better.

    From my time receiving Texas UI benefits in 2011-2012, I would also note that the state has a deal with Chase to provide debit cards that load your benefits.  You must either open an account with Chase, or can only withdraw in $20 increments from one of their ATMs, at no charge.  I always went in to the real-person teller and got all my benefits in cash from my account, then took them to my Credit Union for deposit in my 30-year old checking account.

    I would also note who the up until very recently Commissioner of the Texas Workforce  Commission is: Tom Pauken, LONGtime GOP party hack.  Appointed by Gov. Perry.  Former Chair of College Republicans, Reagan admin. staff, etc. Ran for governor, but bowed out in December 2013. Need I say more?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    Current TWC Commissioners:

    http://www.twc.state.tx.us/...

    I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 08:21:02 AM PST

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    •  All current TWC Commissioners are GOP hacks, (2+ / 0-)
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      Skyye, Mokislab

      also all appointed by Perry.  Including Hope Andrade, former Secretary of State, appointed in 2013 to take Pauken's place when he ran for governor.

      Welcome to Rick Perry's Governmental Hell in Texas, personally constructed by him and his crony appointments.

      I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 08:23:43 AM PST

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