- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Lee County election officials will deploy new technology during the Nov. 8 presidential election.

At the request of Circuit Clerk Camille Roberts, paper poll books will be phased out in favor of electronic poll books.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/2eBk3Wu) these electronic poll books are already on hand in the circuit clerk’s office. Most poll workers who will use the tablet-like devices have already been trained.

Lee County Supervisors formally approved purchasing the poll books at a Monday morning meeting. The county will pay about $95,700 for 60 electronic poll books.

Poll books list every citizen registered to vote within a given precinct. Poll workers use these books to ensure that prospective voters actually are registered to vote, are in the correct precinct and have not already voted.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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