Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) TJ Plante, and Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola announced today that the City of Springfield Elections Office is working on preparing an RFP for the purchase and installation of new election equipment, including new voting machines.
To keep the City of Springfield’s Elections Office operations running smoothly and efficiently, Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola has initiated the process of upgrading the city’s election equipment including replacing older voting machines with brand new voting machines. Some of the older machines are nearly 30 years old. The RFP would potentially include the purchase of 72 new voting machines, which would also include the installation of the voting machines across various polling locations and include a two-year hardware and software warranty.
Mayor Sarno states, “This much-need purchase is long-overdue. I want to thank and acknowledge Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola for leading the charge in working to assure that our local election operations run smoothly and that our Election staff, poll workers, and residents have the latest state of the art technology available. Voting is a sacred duty that we will continue to urge all our residents to participate in our much valued tradition of democracy.”
CAFO Plante stated, “This investment in upgrading our election equipment and replacing older voting machines is long overdue. This is a worthwhile purchase that will keep our Elections Office running efficiently and effective for years to come.”
Election Commissioner Oyola stated, “I have long been a proponent of upgrading our voting equipment. I know that the new equipment will provide ease of use for voters and improve the voting experience for voters and polling officials alike.”