Electronic Polling Books Won’t Be Used In November Election
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- When residents head to the polls in Davidson County to vote for the next President not everything will be as high-tech as Metro leaders had hoped.
The Metro Election Commission has confirmed their decision not to use the new Electronic Polling Books in the November elections. The decision came after the commission learned that some Democrats have been given republican ballots by mistake in the last election cycle.
Metro spent more than $400,000 on the iPad like devices that were tested in 60 polling locations throughout Metro during the August primary. Groups like Tennessee Citizen Action urged Metro not to use the machines during the General election after hearing of the error.
In the end officials said the decision not to use them this election mainly because of perception that something is wrong with them.