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New Voting Machines Ready for You to Test

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

If you'd like to try out a couple of the new voting machines New York City is considering to replace the old lever voting machines, the Board of Elections is holding a series of public demonstrations starting tonight in Brooklyn.

Both models on display are of the optical scan variety, where voters fill out a bubble sheet like those used for standardized tests and feed that ballot into an optical scanner to be read and tallied.

The two machines on display are the only two that the state has certified.

Tonight's demo is at the Board of Election's Brooklyn Office on Adams Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Board of Elections will hold a public hearing on the new machines on Tuesday, December 29.

You can find a full list of demonstrations throughout the city here.

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