Madison
27° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

New voting machines roll out next month

Published On: Jan 13 2014 05:11:53 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 13 2014 05:27:51 PM CST
Vote Button Pin
MADISON, Wis. -

Voters will notice a change at the ballot box just in time for spring primaries. 

According to a release from Dane County Clerk's Office, beginning Feb. 18 voters will fill in ovals next to the name of candidates they wish to vote for instead of completing arrows.

The tabulators will also immediately inform voters whether their ballots are valid and a display message will appear on the screen with the appropriate directions.

The new scanners will be replacing 20-year-old voting machines, officials said. The uniformity of the machines countywide will ensure an easier night for poll workers.

Along with immediate validation, votes will be scanned and stored as digital photos.

Advertisement
  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

  • Learn more about WISC-TV

    Meet the News 3 staff, learn about our newscasts, search our job postings and find out how to contact us.

  • Chopper in Janesville

    Chopper in Janesville

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

Advertisement