SC trying out new voting methods in Greenville Co.


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Some voters in Greenville County will vote Tuesday using new voting methods as part of a certification process for the South Carolina State Election Commission.

Voters in the Greenville 1 and Greenville 3 precincts at Stone Lake Community Club will be provided with a preprinted paper ballot where they will darken the oval next to the candidate of their choosing. Then, the voters will insert their ballot into the precinct scanner where their choices will be imaged and securely stored for tabulation, according to Greenville County.

Voters in the Avon, Eastside, and Northwood precincts at First Church of God in Taylors will be given a voter access card which contains the electronic identification of their ballot style. They will then have to insert the card into the machine, which includes a 21-inch touch screen where they will choose their candidate. When finished, voters will print their ballot and insert it into the precinct scanner where it will be imaged and stored.

Both locations will also have an ADA compatible device with a keypad, headset and/or special binary devices as necessary. Voters may make their choices via an audio ballot process, the county says. After that their ballot will print to be inserted into the scanner like the other voting methods.

Voters in State Senate District Six will cast ballots to fill the vacated seat previously occupied by William Timmons. Timmons was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November.

Anyone wishing to see the new voting methods will be able to stop by Suite 1900 at County Square in Greenville on Monday, March 25 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

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