Voters in three South Dakota counties experienced a newer kind of voting for the primary election. The idea of vote centers is to make casting a ballot more convenient. Voters can stop in at any poling place in the county. A worker will scan their driver’s license and give them the right ballot. “It’s been going very, very well,” Karen Doerr said. Doerr is auditor of Potter County, which is one of three trying out the new system during this primary election. Sully and Hyde counties are the others.
In Gettysburg, workers were pleased with the system. They said voters from out of town had been stopping in. “They are from Hoven and they were working in town and heard that they could come and vote,” Stacy Larson said.
A representative of the Secretary of State’s office visited the polling places throughout the day. By afternoon, none of the counties reported glitches in the system. And some were putting it to the test throughout the morning. The electronic system keeps track of who’s voted so you can’t cast a ballot at one location, drive across the county and vote again.
Full Article: KELOLAND.com | Three South Dakota Counties Test Vote Centers.