The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will not choose a company to provide electronic poll books until after the November election. The board was expected to award a contract to either Tenex Software Solutions or KNOWiNK this month. Director Pat McDonald notified both firms in writing Monday that the board “would like to see how both Tenex and KNOWiNK preform during the November Presidential Election, not only in Ohio, but throughout other states.” The board plans to test 200 e-poll books from each vendor at voting locations across the county on Election Day, McDonald told the firms.
The books will eventually replace the large, paper books precinct workers use to check in registered voters during elections.
“This will benefit the voters of Cuyahoga County by assisting them to their correct polling location, while allowing us another opportunity to assess the product and Election Day services that we will receive from each vendor,” he wrote.