WATCH: Tom Green County Showcases All New Voting Machines
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Tom Green County Elections Administrator Vona Hudson demonstrated the county's all new voting machines Tuesday afternoon in the elections office inside the Keyes Building downtown.
Tom Green County Commissioners last summer approved funding to replace all of the fifteen year old Hart voting machines.
Hudson says the new voting machines use the latest touch screen technology and will make casting a ballot easier and counting them faster.
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The new Hart system includes a streamlined check in system for voters which produces a barcode allowing voters to then scan the barcode and get a five digit code printout to access the touch screen voting machine.
Paper ballots will be available during early voting only.
Hudson says she's pleased the county purchased the new voting system this year so voters can get used to using them during the May School Board elections and the November Constitutional Amendment election before the Presidential Primary next March.
The new voting machines do not connect to the internet and will be physically taken from polling locations to the elections office where elections personnel will tally the ballots on election night.