Touch Screen Voting Machines On Display At Fair

Touch Screen Voting Machines On Display At Fair

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FARMINGTON (KSL News Services) -- The Davis County fair is underway and in Davis County they're not just showing off games, food and animals, their letting everyone see and use the new touch screen voting machines to be used in upcoming elections.

Davis County Election Coordinator Pat Beckstead says anyone can come and test the machines. She says most people are very apprehensive about the new device until they use it. “The more machines we get out to the people, the more comfortable they’re going to feel so next June when we actually use the machines they’re going to be ready to go and they’re not going to be afraid of them.”

She says people like the new touch screen voting machines because it allows voters to enlarge the print even if they don’t have glasses. The machines also allow blind people to hear who they can vote for instead of having to rely on election workers to fill out their ballot.

“We weren’t sure what kind of feedback or what kind of comments we were getting but it’s all been very very positive,” says Beckstead.

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