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New Technology Making Voting Easier in Marion County

Posted: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 4:54 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Swadner

Election officials underwent training with the Marion County Auditor’s Office last week on the new electronic poll book devices.

The electronic poll book allows precinct officials to review voter registration information much quicker, and allows voters to be checked-in in a much more efficient manner. Marion County Elections Administrator Jody Koffman tells KNIA/KRLS News the process moves very quick with the new electronic poll book, as its estimated to take no longer than one minute to get checked in. The PEO (Precinct Election Official) will ask you a couple of questions, you confirm your information, and you are ready to vote. The electronic poll books do not count votes, hold results, and are not connected to the internet. This year, a valid ID is required before voting. Voters who does not have their ID will be asked to sign an oath verifying their identity and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot. The voter registration deadline and last day to request a mailed absentee ballot are both Friday, May 25. If you have any questions call the Marion County Auditor’s Office at 641-828-2217.