More Ky. Counties Switching to Digital Scan Voting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Nov. 2 general election will mark the first time voters in 45 Kentucky counties use a new digital scan voting system.

Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson says the system gives voters a verified paper record.

Seven counties first used the new systems during the 2008 primary election with 27 counties following suit in the 2008 general election.

The equipment, called eScans, digitally captures voter selections on printed ballots and integrates totals from absentee-by-mail and electronic voting systems to produce a single set of election reports.

More than 90 counties in Kentucky already use the machines for absentee balloting.

Jefferson County has used similar technology called optical scan for over 20 years.

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