Corona Virus Danger Beware of Touchscreen Voting
Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:24 pm
By Laura Coleman
Electronic viruses may not be the only ailments that residents fear when using L.A. County’s new touchscreen systems to vote in the upcoming March 2020 primary. Those voting in person very much risk transmitting or receiving several communicable diseases, including the new coronavirus.
Titled Voting System for All People (VSAP), the new touchscreen computerized ballot-marking devices will allow L.A. County voters to cast their vote at any center in the county, with some centers opening as early as Feb. 22. However, the touch screens also carry the risk of harboring live bacteria if not properly sanitized.
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