- Associated Press - Sunday, December 20, 2015

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) - Pike County election commissioners say the county could reduce time, money and confusion by replacing its voting machines with tablets.

The Enterprise-Journal (http://bit.ly/1k6nbXh ) reports that they’re considering buying 55 tablets that would serve as both voting machines and voter registries. They’d cost about $1,000 each.

Each precinct would get two tablets pre-loaded with the voter rolls and voting software, and the county would buy five more.

Circuit Clerk Roger Graves and election commissioner Chair Trudy Berger described the system to supervisors Tuesday.

Berger says the new technology should avoid the problem of voters in split precincts getting the wrong ballots.

Graves says he’d like to have tablets ready for the March primaries. He says it would be good to let workers first use the system in a slower election.

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Information from: Enterprise-Journal, http://www.enterprise-journal.com

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