- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago election officials say the rollout of new electronic poll books during the Illinois primary was a success.

Election Board Chairman Langdon D. Neal says election judges in almost 96 percent of city precincts used the new tablet-like devices during Tuesday’s primary election.

They replace the 600-page-long books that poll workers traditionally have used to look up voter names. Officials say the e-poll books make looking up voter names much faster, and help with finding voter polling stations along with other information.

Neal says he was pleased at the response. He says any glitches in the system can be easily addressed before the next election.

Paper directories are still available at the city’s more than 2,000 precincts if there are problems with the electronic devices.

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