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September 18, 2002

Albany--Election leaders from Southwest Georgia undergo intensive training in the new touch screen voting equipment, hoping to prevent Florida's election debacle.

State election workers are traveling the state, hosting question and answer sessions for county officials. In Albany, election workers got the latest voting information and tested out the new equipment. State Elections Director Kathy Rogers says the touch screens were used successfully in Hall and Marion Counties' primaries, "We were pleased with the workers, they understood the equipment, knew how to operate it. We looked at that and say okay the training worked and after the Florida issue, we are even more aggressively preparing for our training."

The more than 6,000 poll workers state wide will also undergo special training sessions. Touch screen's state wide will be checked three times before the November general election.

Posted at 3:48 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com