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Election Commission Drops Electronic Polling Books

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Davidson County Election Commission has voted to forego using the controversial new electronic polling books in the upcoming November election.

Commissioners decided  the electronic polling books that were used in the primary will not be used in the November election. The commission voted 4-1 to hold off on the electronic polling books until after the presidential election. 

The device automatically defaulted some voters to a Republican ballot in August and local watchdog groups said it gave republicans an unfair advantage in the primary election.

The devices will still be used in November to look up a precinct for any voter who goes to the wrong voting location.

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