Caroline MacGregor August 5, 2013 | WGVU The
electronic pollbook is designed to replace the paper voter registration lists.
“It is new technology, leading us to go paperless on election day - we'll get away from the paper registration book or binders. The election workers would then search for the voters names and highlight them. It also gets away from the actual paper poll book that they would then write the voter's name in, after they’ve voted.”
City Clerk, Lauri Parks, who says e-Pollbooks
work in conjunction with the State’s Qualified Voter File.
“When voters go to the polls, those who have their Michigan's driver's license or state ID, will be able to swipe that ID card and then their voter information will automatically come up.”
Parks says election
workers will then be able to assign voters a ballot, making for a much faster process.
“They'll be off to the polls rather quickly and so we hope that when we run into our larger elections, it will speed up the process and so we are really happy about this.”
will have 21 e-Pollbooks in use throughout the Third Ward on Election Day. Election workers have been trained on the new system
since June as part of city efforts to expand technology within the precincts.
equipment was provided by Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grant funds.
voters will be voting for one of three candidates running for the office of Third Ward City
Commissioner: Senita Lenear, Annette
Ries and Michael L. Tuffelmire.
The polls for
Third Ward voters will open Tuesday, August 6th, at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
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