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Beverly Hills Files Lawsuit Regarding Ballot Devices

Posted Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:15 pm

By Ana Figueroa

The City of Beverly Hills has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court over concerns regarding Los Angeles County’s new Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) touchscreen electronic voting system in place for the Super Tuesday election on March 3.

As voters prepare to cast their ballots in-person at the new Vote Centers countywide, only four candidates for Beverly Hills City Council will appear on the first screen of the ballot marking device. Namely, Robin Rowe, Councilwoman Lili Bosse, Rabbi Sidney Green and Planning Commissioner Lori Greene Gordon. To view the fifth candidate in the race, Councilman Julian Gold, M.D., voters must select the MORE button. However, if the voter instead presses the NEXT button, they will not see all the candidates.

“We are deeply troubled that voters will be disenfranchised by the new VSAP system,” said Beverly Hills City Attorney Laurence S. Wiener. “All candidates should be presented in an equitable and transparent way to the voters. As the system is currently designed, a voter may not realize they are bypassing additional candidates. We believe this issue can be easily resolved.”

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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