In May 12 Issue
Voting for the primary election is this coming Tuesday in Russell County. County Clerk Lisha Popplewell encourages everyone to participate in their civic duty by coming out and voting on the county's new poll machines.
"I think everyone will like the new machines," said Popplewell. "It's so easy, so simple and not at all intimidating to use. From what I've heard it makes voting two or three times as fast."
Each precinct will have the new ballot accepting machines set up for the primary election on Tuesday with poll workers trained to explain how to use the new machines; a process that basically requires you mark your voting preference on a paper ballot, then feed it into the machine.
Each ballot is bar-coded so that it can only be counted once and the machines ease of use means you can't enter the ballot wrong. Whether you enter it right side up or down, the machine scans and records the vote and confirms your vote was recorded.