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In 2004, the Georgia General Assembly failed to enact SB 500. This bill would have amended the Georgia Election Code by requiring that electronic voting machines create permanent paper records of ballots cast. Additionally, SB 500 would have allowed voters to verify these paper records after voting and retain the records for possible recounts. Although an emended version of the bill passed the Senate, it did not reach the floor of the House for debate. However, because the bill deals with a subject that is generating debate throughout the country--the security of electronic voting--SB 500 is worthy of examination.

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