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County gets new voting machines

October 10, 2005

Albany-- When you head to the polls next month, new technology will ensure your vote counts. Dougherty County received 57 ExpressPoll machines from the state.

Each machine replaces three steps of the voting process. It allows poll workers to pull up a computerized list of certified voters and then encode the ballot card that goes into the voting machine.

ExpressPoll will eliminate human error by poll workers that could cause you to cast a wrong ballot, especially if you vote in a split precinct. "It's actually the voter list. It makes sure that the person that's on the list gets the correct ballot combination according to where they live," says Elections Supervisor Carolyn Hatcher.

Voters don't have to worry about any changes, you'll vote the exact same way. The ExpressPoll system is only used by poll workers.

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