Hancock County Board Of Elections Looks At New Voting Machines

4/4/19 – 5:11 A.M.

We could see new voting machines at our polling locations by the November general election. The Hancock County Board of Elections is looking into options to replace the current machines, which are 8-years-old.

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office told election boards they could start buying new equipment through the Voting Equipment Acquisition Program. Hancock County is getting more than $836,000 from the state. That should cover the majority of the upgrade costs.

The board is looking at two systems. Dominion Voting Systems has a machine similar to what we currently use in Hancock County. Unisyn Voting Solutions makes a machine that has voters insert their ballot into a machine that scans and records it. Both systems use a touch screen.

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