When the Salem Town Hall surprisingly ran out of ballots during the busy November 2014 election, voting officials were forced to make hundreds of photocopies and tediously hand count the ballots after the polls closed. Thanks to modern technology, this should never happen again. Voting is now easier, cheaper, safer and more efficient with the recent arrival of the DS200 Precinct scanner and tabulator and the ExpressVote universal voting system, according to Kenosha County Clerk Mary Schuch-Krebs. Schuch-Krebs said she’s requested a hardware upgrade since being elected in 2008. “It’s been a long time coming,” Schuch-Krebs said. “I think the voters are going to be really happy with the change.”
The DS200 scanner includes a user-friendly information monitor, improved data storage and built-in wireless Internet capabilities. The wireless connection will allow officials to effortlessly transmit results with a process as easy as sending a text message, according to Schuch-Krebs.
While the upgraded scanner should make tabulating results easier for officials, voters will see the most significant change with ExpressVote.
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