Election board prepares for new voting centers
Voting center plans for the election this year topped the agenda of the election board meeting on Jan. 7.
The plan of five voting centers in the county was recently submitted and approved by the State. Now election board members are taking the next steps to implement the plans for the 2016 primary and general elections that will include town, county, state and presidential elections.
“We are really excited that the vote center plan got through. Now we actually have to put it to work, which is going to be exciting,” said Jon Frain, chairman of the election board.
Frain and vice chairwoman Laura Bailey briefly discussed the new equipment that will be used on election days. The voting machines will have brighter screens and updated processors but look the same as before. New printers for the e-polling books have also been purchased. The e-polling book is an iPad with scanning capabilities.
It was decided that the board would meet and work on the demo of the equipment. They will then teach those who will be working on the election days.
Along with training workers and discussing the new equipment, Frain and Bailey agreed that they want to see Pulaski County residents vote. He is hoping that with a community media push more people will vote.
The board will meet again to determine more of the final details.
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