Doddridge County Commission met Tuesday evening discussing new electronic voting machines and electronic poll books for early voting.
Currently the county has direct recording electronic machines that are in need of replacement. The commission approved a contract with Electronic Systems and Software to replace its voting system for $230,000. This money will provide for Express Vote systems, as well as a precinct scanner and tabulator for each precinct.
“We’re presenting a system to them that we believe will enhance the voter confidence. It will be easy use for the staff, the poll workers, and still be really efficient on the back end as far as generating results,” said Cam Wilson, Regional Sales Manager with Electronic Systems and Software.
There will be a paper backup so if there are any disputes with the technology, it’s still recorded in a paper format for backup. Electronic Systems and Software currently serves 13 counties in the state with electronic voter technology in the state.