The Blair County Commissioners hope to put new voting machines into service next year. They say the current ones, which are ten years old are difficult to get parts for, not to mention the fact, that with threats to the voting process, there’s a call for voting machines to generate a paper trail.
On Wednesday, the county commissioners brought in three companies that make voting machines to demonstrate their wares for residents. Small crowds gathered at each of the displays, listening to explanations of how the systems work, and peppering representatives with questions.
Many of those attending were members of local election boards, the folks who help you vote and who count your ballots.
The Blair County Commissioners could vote on the voting systems before the end of the year.
They hope to have them in place by the fall election in 2019.