Littleton Selectmen are mulling an upgrade of the town’s nearly three-decade-old election ballot tabulator machine.

Littleton Selectmen are mulling an upgrade of the town’s nearly three-decade-old election ballot tabulator machine. While it works and its integrity remains intact, the manufacturer stopped producing the machines a decade and a half ago, making future software upgrades impossible and any needed maintenance more difficult, they said. During the board’s meeting on Monday, Selectman Milton Bratz highlighted an article titled “Vote Counting: 1980s or 2020s Technology,” written by Peter Basiliere, town moderator for the town of Milford, which was published in the January/February 2022 New Hampshire Municipal Association newsletter. At a cost of roughly $6,000, Littleton bought its first AccuVote machine in about 1996 and has been using it ever since. New Hampshire municipalities that chose to go from hand-counting ballots to using machines for the count began using AccuVotes in the 1990s.

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