Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker plans to replace the large, bulky, polling books at each voting precinct with machines that resemble laptop computers. Parker is getting estimates from two companies. She plans to use the electronic poll books in the November elections.
“It will make the voter lines move faster, and we won’t need as many poll workers,” Parker said. “All the information will be in the poll book. It’s like a laptop.” Right now, when voters go to a precinct and give their names, a poll worker has to look up the name and address in a large book.
There usually are two or more lines, divided based on voters’ last names. The electronic books will have all the information, and workers will be able to find it faster, making lines move more quickly.