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Albemarle County Introducing Digital Scan Voting Machines

Albemarle CountyThe Albemarle County Department of Voter Registration and Elections wants to alert voters that a new, digital scan voting system will be used in all County voting precincts in the upcoming November 3, 2015 general election. The previously used “touchscreen” voting machines have reached the end of their useful lives, and state law requires that new voting systems be based on paper ballots and ballot scanning technology.

With the new system, voters will mark paper ballots at marking booths, and then deposit the marked paper ballots into a digital ballot scanning machine, which will read the ballots, and drop them into a secure ballot storage bin. When the polls close on Election Day, at 7 PM, the election officers at the voting precincts will obtain the tabulated totals of votes from a results report that will be printed by the digital scanning machine. After the election, the paper ballots will be kept in secure storage for a period of one year.

The Albemarle County Department of Voter Registration and Elections invites local media to come learn more about the new system on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM in the Office of Voter Registration and Elections at the 5th Street Albemarle County Office Building (1600 5th Street, Charlottesville).

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