New voting machines in Miller County for primary elections

MILLER COUNTY, AR (KSLA) - Voters in Miller County are heading to the polls for early voting and are seeing a bit of a change Monday morning.

New voting machines are in use for the first time, which means the process is a little different when voters enter the voting booths.

Before casting their ballots Monday, voters had a brief lesson about the process.

"It makes it easier for the voters. It makes it easier for the poll workers because it takes away that margin of error of giving a person a wrong ballot," said Miller County Election Administrator Linda Crawford.

Crawford said the county has invested over $400,000 for the machines and other equipment used in the process.

Election officials say the new voting machines should speed up the process for those casting their ballots. Since the machines are not on the internet, these voting machines cannot be hacked.

Early voting in Miller County will continue until May 21st at the county courthouse.

The polls are open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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