The State of New York election law requires a permanent counter on voting machines used in the precincts. This law was established for lever machines that required maintenance based on the number of times it was used.
We could ask the State to change its laws and move into the 21st century because the Accu-Vote-OS does not have a permanent counter or a counter could be added to the AVOS required for certification.
As a by-product of adding the counter to the AVOS, the System Clock would recognize daylight saving time and change automatically. A big benefit for elections occurring in September, October and November.
The absentee optical scan device does not require a permanent counter for certification in the State.
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