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Is the new voting machine approved for voting in South Carolina?

Yes. The new system meets all state and federal testing and certification requirements. South Carolina also requires each voting unit to go through several levels of third-party acceptance testing and analysis before being accepted for use. The Federal Voting System Standards are available to the public on the Federal Election Commission Web site ( Most of the previous voting systems that election officials seek to replace either have not been subject to third-party testing or have not been tested to the same rigorous standards that are now required for new systems.