New electronic voting booths in State College

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Tonight at the State College Municipal Building, voters got a glimpse into what the state elections department says is the future.

Vendors showed people new high tech voting tools, like electronic voting booths.
The state elections department says they’re confident these machines have even more security than current systems do.
 

“They have more strict password management, more strict encryption,” Jonathan Marks, Commissioner, with the PA Department of Elections, said.  “They also are more useable for voters with disabilities, they have more language options for limited English proficient voters.”

In order for these new voting systems to come to a county, counties must buy them.
 
Jonathan Marks, Commissioner for the State Department of Elections, says some counties will have these new systems by the May 2019 election. 

He says the state and the government agree all voters should be voting on these new electronic systems no later than November 2020.

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