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City, County Officials Look Over Voting Machine Options

May 22, 2013

Albemarle County is in the market for some new voting machines.

On Wednesday, four voting machine manufacturers came to the Charlottesville area to demonstrate their products for city and county officials from all over Central Virginia.

In 2007, The General Assembly ordered all precincts to do away with touchscreen voting machines. All precincts are required to have a certain number of machines, and Albemarle County needs to decide what kind of machines they're going to upgrade to.

"Lots of other Virginia localities are in the same boat," said Albemarle County General Registrar Jake Washburne. "So these four manufacturers agreed to come over here today, and show us the latest and greatest in voting machine technology so we can begin to try to determine which new voting system we're going to go with in the county."

The county hopes to make the full switch by the 2016 presidential election.

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