The measure would also change how many touchscreens are needed in precincts.
One touchscreen for every 250 voters would be required in November general elections, but county election officials could choose to provide more or fewer touchscreens during other elections based on expected turnout, early voting and other factors. Under current state law, one touchscreen is required for ever 250 voters in each precinct in all elections.
The bill, co-sponsored by several prominent Republican senators and supported by Raffenpserger, will have to advance through committees relatively quickly if it’s going to become law.
The deadline for bills to pass at least one chamber, either the Senate or the House, is March 12.