Tuesday was the second time voters in Trumbull County got to see their new voting machines before the upcoming primary elections.
The new voting process was on display at the Warren SCOPE Center.
These open houses walk voters through the entire voting process, which now includes paper ballots. The new ballots require voters to blacken ovals with ink and then place them into a scanner.
The votes are recorded on a flash drive in addition to having the paper ballots.
“It is extremely user-friendly. I would encourage all citizens, all voters to take advantage of these open houses. It is a great way to get familiar with this process,” said Warren Mayor Doug Franklin.
There are four more chances to check out the voting system:
– Monday, April 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center
– Tuesday, April 2 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the New Jerusalem Fellowship Church on Palmyra Road in Warren
– Wednesday, April 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Newton Falls administration building
– Saturday, April 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church hall in Warren
The new machines cost $1.4 million and will be at 105 precincts for the May 7 election.