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New Voting Equipment

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New Voting Equipment

The city of Austin unveiling new voting machines that will help the voting process go smoother.

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New Voting Equipment

New voting machines that will help the voting process go smoother.

On the scene kimt news three's maleeha kamal has a closer look at how the new machines will help voters when they make a mistake on their ballot.

Xxx voting equipment-llpkg-1 voting equipment-llpkg-2 voting equipment-llpkg-3 look live: im here at the austin city council chamber where a meeting was held to talk about this new voting machine.

I was told that this machine will make things easier for the voter and the person counting the vote.

Let me show you all you have to do is put in your ballot and it immediately counts it.

Voting equipment-llpkg-7 nat: this will be easier for the election judges as far as setup.

Marianne frein has served three years as an election judge in austin.

Today she and six colleagues were introduced to the ds200 aka voting machine.

The predecessor to this machine gave frein more than a few headaches.

For example if a voter marked off too many selections the machine would just show an error and not give any specifics.

Voting equipment-llpkg-8 "if you had a line of voters and someone does have an issue it would show that down."

Voting equipment-llpkg-9 but the new machine shows exactly where an error is.

Frein says the new machine makes the voting process go smoother ..

Its accurate and efficent.

Nats: "is its more user friendly for the voters."

Austin city clerk ann kasel likes the bigger screens.

Voting equipment-llpkg-5 "it's a little bit larger for them to read.

Where the voter can clearly see that their ballot has been accepted and if for some reason their ballot has been accepted and if for some reason their ballot is marked inaccurately then it will accurately identify what it was.

Voting equipment-llpkg-4 look live: the first time this machine will be use is next year in march for the presidental primaries.

In austin maleeha kamal kimt news three.

Voting equipment-tag-2 the machines cost five thousand dollars a piece.

The state covered half of the cost and the city paid the rest.

A total of seven machines were purchased.

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