Touch-screen machines tested ahead of Nov. 6 election


From left, voting technicians Dave Martindale and Bob Millman, both of Brownstown, work with Joe McGinnis of RBM Consulting of Indianapolis on Wednesday morning to set the voting machines that will be used in this year's general election. The testing was part of a check on some of the machines. PHOTO BY AARON PIPER


Required testing of the county’s electronic touch-screen voting machines Wednesday gave officials the chance to talk about changes voters can anticipate during this presidential election cycle.

“Everyone planning to vote absentee in person will have to vote electronically,” Jackson County Clerk Amanda Cunningham Lowery said during the test session at the courthouse.

Workers were required to test at least 10 percent of the machines that will be used Election Day on Nov. 6.

Absentee balloting begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse in Brownstown and concludes at noon Nov. 5. A second early voting site will open Oct. 22 at the Jackson Superior Court building in Seymour.

Voter registration also ends Tuesday.

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