A concept that originated in 2010 with discussion that Shelby County officials could save approximately $26,000 by changing how people voted has been given a no vote. It was discussed at that time and then later this year to move Shelby County to voting centers. Voting centers are polling places connected through secure Internet connections, where eligible voters in the county may vote anywhere through an electronic poll book that is updated immediately. Shelby County Clerk Vicki Franklin confirmed this week the Election Board voted to not move toward vote centers at this time but do a consolidation of polling locations.
“Once a firm plan has been put together, we will hold a public meeting,” Franklin said.
Franklin cited incorrect information, as well as changes in the law in regards to e-poll book certifications as reasons why the vote was cast.
“The Vote Options sub-committee made the recommendation to pursue consolidation at this time while we see where certification stands, as well as research further security concerns,” said Franklin, who added she has completed a version of possible consolidation options but further consolidation options will be examined.
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