LOS ANGELES – The California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) issued the following statement today in response to the $134.3 million funding for voting systems in the Governor’s proposed budget.
“We are encouraged by the Governor’s inclusion of funding for voting system upgrades and replacement in the proposed budget. It is a significant move in the right direction for the state to begin funding critical infrastructure for secure, transparent elections in California.
It is incumbent upon counties and election officials to provide the electorate with options for voting that are responsive to voter behavior and advancements in technology. At the same time, we must be diligent and adaptive in responding to security threats and the need to appropriately protect voter data.
The funding included in the Governor’s proposed budget signals the spirit of collaboration needed to ensure the integrity of our elections. This is an important starting point and we stand ready to work with the Governor, the Secretary of State and the Legislature to move this forward.”
-- Dean C. Logan, President, California Association of Clerks and Election Officials
The CACEO is a professional, non-partisan organization of local election administrators charged with conducing elections in the 58 counties in the State of California.