Wisconsin Elections Commission scales back new computers for clerks

(Wisconsin Radio Network) The Wisconsin Elections Commission is scaling back its proposal for newer, more secure computers.

Staff had proposed spending around 300-thousand dollars on 250 new systems to send out to clerks offices who can’t afford to upgrade their own equipment. But that’s been scaled back to just 25 computers at a cost of 30-thousand dollars.

The commission says they only identified a handful of offices in the state using severely outdated equipment. Some clerks were still using computers running outdated clients and old, insecure programs like Windows XP.

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