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Augusta County Gets New Voting Machines

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The Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted to get new voting machines Wednesday The Augusta County Board of Supervisors voted to get new voting machines Wednesday
Cliff Garstang of the Augusta County Electoral Board Cliff Garstang of the Augusta County Electoral Board
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Augusta County is getting new voting machines.

The issue was tabled, but Wednesday Augusta County Board of Supervisors agreed it's time to take up the issue.

They’re making to move to Optical Scanners.

Almost $294,000 buys 31 machines.

The electoral board says the current machines are outdated and a recount isn’t possible.

“The public has lost confidence in the kind of equipment that we've been using - these touch screen machines are maybe untrustworthy. A lot of people have been demanding to vote on paper,” said Cliff Garstang of the Augusta County Electoral Board.

The board expects the machines by March.

They say it's just enough time to train officers and the public before the June 2017 primary.

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