The Dominion voting machines arrived in Stark County this week into the Board of Elections.
The purchase was very controversial considering the attention the Dominion company received following the suspect 2020 election.
The county is being charged $6.17 million up front.
- The purchase includes
- 1,450 ImageCast X voting machines at $3,500 each.
- 1,450 voting machine leg stands at $350 each.
- Four mail-in and paper ballot scanners at $25,000 each.
- Tabulation server for $17,000.
- Software to run the equipment for $170,000.
- Software to examine filled-in paper ballots to evaluate voter intent for $35,000.
For some reason, the county officials found it necessary for a controversial voting machine company to evaluate voter intent of local voters.
The Review reported:
Stark County’s new touchscreen voting machines are rolling into the Board of Elections.
The past couple of weeks, warehouse managers have been accepting shipments of the Dominion Voting Systems ImageCast X machines – which have been a point of controversy in the county. Workers have been opening the boxes, inspecting the machines for damage and testing them.
Travis Secrest, an administrative assistant for the Board of Elections, said the equipment so far has passed all of the tests.
Many of the machines still had plastic film on their touchscreens as of last week. All 1,450 are expected to arrive by the end of August. They’re scheduled to be used for the Nov. 2 general election and during the in-person early-voting period…
…Dominion quoted a retail cost for the new voting equipment of $6.17 million upfront, plus $331,550 a year to cover the software license, the hardware warranty and some ballot printing. The state covered $3.27 million. Dominion extended a trade-in credit of $1.7 million, reducing Stark County’s upfront cost to $1.48 million.
The county will receive:
1,450 ImageCast X voting machines at $3,500 each.
1,450 voting machine leg stands at $350 each.
Four mail-in and paper ballot scanners at $25,000 each.
Tabulation server for $17,000.
Software to run the equipment for $170,000.
Software to examine filled-in paper ballots to evaluate voter intent for $35,000.
The rest of the cost covers smartcards, battery chargers, USB drives, a workstation for the Board of Elections to examine paper ballots, backup batteries, training, on-site technical support, seals for the machines, installation, and assistance in state-required logistics and accuracy testing.