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According to the NIC site (, "Today, NI operates the Federal Election Commission's (FEC) campaign filing system and over 25 persent of state election filings in the U.S. and Canada."

Also, their Virginia Portal(VIPNet) provided live election returns via the Internet in VA's Presidential, Senate and House races, which they aparently also did five times in the past starting with last year's elections for the General Assembly. They also expanded it so that you could use Palm-based devices to receive the information.

So, it would seem to make sense that NIC would be positioned very well to expand what they've done so far, in terms of acquiring the data, storing it, tabulating it, reporting it, etc. The other part would be to get reliable machines in that are designed well, like the one I used which was very easy; push the candidate and a light comes on next to what you chose, no punching things, and no lining up holes with candidates.
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