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VoteHere in Georgia????

Down upon the Suwanee

Government Computer News - STATE LINES

Vol. 21 No. 12


When voters in Suwanee, Ga., vote in the special election in the city hall
building on Aug. 20, they'll be the first voters in the state to use an
electronic touch-screen voting system for two consecutive elections in a

Voters will choose a replacement for former city councilman Andrew Krieman,
who moved to New Jersey early this year.

The city chose a voting system from VoteHere Inc. of Bellevue, Wash. Suwanee
will use VoteHere Version 3.1 software. Written in Linux, VoteHere runs on
ViewPad 1000 tablet PCs from ViewSonic Corp. of Walnut, Calif. The tablets
each have an 800-MHz Intel Celeron processor and 128M of RAM.

Each tablet will sit on a table with privacy screens, said Jennifer Curley,
director of government affairs for VoteHere. The tablets are connected to a
Compaq server inside city hall.