The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to approve two plans to move the “Voting Solutions for All People” initiative toward its next phase of testing and certification, County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced Wednesday.
The RR/CC will now execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the California Secretary of State to engage a State-approved testing agency to conduct the testing and certification for the entire VSAP solution, which includes a ballot marking device, and an independent tally system.
Prior to full implementation in 2020, the County’s new voting equipment must pass State testing and certification.
The Board also authorized the RR/CC to submit a plan by Feb. 5, 2019, to conduct a pilot program for the Nov. 5, 2019, Municipal Election. The pilot plan will allow the department to use some elements of the county’s new voting equipment, such as the Ballot Marking Device and Electronic Poll books.
“We are excited that LA County continues to make progress in implementing a modernized voting experience,” Logan said. “With the new voting system undergoing critically important State-approved testing, including robust security testing, this demonstrates our commitment to the voters, to deliver a secure and transparent process.”
Information and resources on VSAP and its components can be found on vsap.lavote.net.