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New voting equipment arrives just in time for primaries in Baxter Co., Ark.


County working to reassure citizens on voting process


By Caitlin Sinett
KY3 News

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- It may not seem like much.

"It will spit that ballot back out to them," said Baxter County and Circuit Clerk Canda Reese.

But that simple feature is just one of many the new machines offer which makes Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese happy.

"They can check over their choices, and then they feed that ballot into the tabulators," she said.

Reese's county recently bought 82 new voting machines, electronic poll books, and tabulators. The state helped pay for the upgrades, which replace machines that are 15 years old.

"It was a hope and a prayer. You didn't know when you went to turn on a machine if it was going to come up and actually work for you or not," the county clerk said. READ MORE.

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