The state’s Voting Technology Commission recommended on Thursday that the state test ATM-like voting machines in next year’s elections.

The commission voted 12-0 to send that recommendation on to the General Assembly for consideration.

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, who serves on the commission, has been pushing for the “touch screen” machines, which allow voters to cast their ballots on a large computer screen.

The machines are touted as highly accurate and easy to use. If there is a problem with the vote tally, the machines create an audit trail that can produce paper ballots.

If accepted the machines could be placed in several towns for use in November.

The commission was formed in the wake of problems in Florida during last year’s presidential election. Its report originally was expected Jan. 1, but was delayed, officials said.

–Associated Press