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Cayuga County adopts ClearVote system ahead of 2024 primaries

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The next generation of voting technology is coming to Cayuga County. Election Commissioners John Camardo and Keith Batman declared at a recent Government Operations Committee meeting that the county will be transitioning to the ClearVote system, developed by Boston’s Clear Ballot. The state-of-the-art suite includes ClearCast Go, an advanced precinct tabulator, and ClearMark, an accessible ballot marking device crafted especially for New York voters.

Cayuga County now stands alongside Chenango, Onondaga, Oswego, and Montgomery Counties in integrating the ClearVote system, with a targeted roll-out ahead of the 2024 primary elections. “Beginning with the efforts of former commissioners Katie Lacey and Cherl Heary, our selection process was comprehensive, involving office staff, poll managers, and workers. ClearBallot emerged as the overwhelming favorite, and we are eager to partner with their expert team,” commented Commissioners Batman and Camardo.

Bob Hoyt, CEO of Clear Ballot, expressed pride in the company’s collaborations with New York election officials. Highlighting ClearVote 2.4’s design tailored to New York counties’ specific requirements, Hoyt stated, “Our debut voting system in New York marks the beginning, and we’re committed to supporting Cayuga County and the entire Empire State in forthcoming elections.”