New voting machines arrive
County will use ExpressVote devices in primary election
By Scott Liles
The Baxter County Election Commission will use a fleet of new voting machines for the March 3 primary election.
The commission received 82 ExpressVote Universal Voting Systems in early January to replace the aging 63 iVotronic voting machines it has used in elections for more than a decade.
Election officials and poll workers began training on using the new voting machines Monday, with additional training continuing through February.
“I think everyone is happy to see the new machines,” Election Commissioner Judy Garner said Monday afternoon. “The iVotronics, they were really on their last legs. Sometimes you would set them up, and they just wouldn’t work.” READ MORE.