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New, Electronic Poll Books Expected to Speed Up Voting

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Those living in Carson City will be using new, electronic devices that officials say should speed up the voting process for thousands of people.

Carson City Clerk Recorder Alan Glover said it's a brand new system Carson City is implementing.

Beginning this June for the primary, they are moving from paper registration to electronic poll books. "You use to go in and sign the paper roster and they called out your name and checked you off of a couple of lists, but this way it's all done in one process and you sign just like the grocery store."

Glover said the electronic poll books will be much faster and efficient. They anticipate a 50% faster vote time per person.

In the past, Carson City has offered two polling locations.

Glover said this year only one will be needed because the process will be so much quicker.

Anyone living in Carson City, regardless of their precinct, will now go to the community center and vote.

Glover says the newly purchased electronic poll books are the wave of the future. "I think after they see how we do it, other counties are going to want to do this because in Clark County for example, it saves literally millions of pieces of paper."

The electronic devices cost $36,000, about $1,000 more than what they had to spend on new computers this year anyway.

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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