State Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, today introduced a measure to prohibit voting machines from being connected to the internet from the time the polls open until the results have been tabulated for that precinct.
Green said this this measure will ensure public confidence in our electoral process.
“There’s nothing more important to our democracy than the security and integrity of our elections process,” Green said. “Ensuring that voting machines are not connected to the internet until all votes have been counted reduces the possibility of hacking and altering vote counts.”
Rep. Green’s bill, House Bill 4838, was referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee for consideration.
Rep. Green says he is calling on the Governor to immediately end the payout of an additional $300 a week in unemployment from the federal government. Rep. Green says many local and family businesses in the Thumb and across the state are having to shut down because they lack staff.
Rep. Green talks about House passage Tuesday of a bipartisan package of legislation that works to remove the names of dead voters from the Qualified Voter File, changes primary election dates and expands polling place locations, actions he says are common sense.