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The commission says they only identified a handful of offices in the state using severely outdated equipment. Some clerks were still using computers running outdated clients and old, insecure programs like Windows XP.