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Election results could take longer

October 13, 2005

Lee County- We may have to wait longer to get results on election day next month because of an upgrades to the state's electronic voting machines. Diebold Elections System of Ohio upgraded the security features on its voting machines to prevent voter fraud, but the upgrade will slow down vote counting.

Lee County Election Supervisor Veronica Johnson expects it to take at least an extra hour to count results.

"One of the features that they upgraded into the system was more encryption and more security type features, and it is taking longer to upgrade the election results on election night," said Veronica Johnson, Lee Co. Election Supervisor.

Other upgrades allow voters to enlarge the names they see on the screen with a touch of a button and give extra prompts to check your ballot before it is cast.

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