The following is a statement from Verified Voting:
Verified Voting today released “The Price of Voting,” a groundbreaking study by principal investigator Matthew Caulfield and a team of student researchers at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Drawing on the largest single dataset of voting system purchasing agreements and contracts ever collected for public release, “The Price of Voting” analyzes voting machine purchases from 791 jurisdictions nationwide, covering some 50 million voters. The report underscores the overwhelming market dominance of three vendors, investigates the role of coalitions formed by local jurisdictions to negotiate pricing, sheds light on the high cost of annual licensing, support, and maintenance fees, and shows the impact of these costs on buyers’ behavior in the marketplace.
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