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Voting Centers Established in Craighead County; Voting to be Easier, Faster

Sep 10, 2018

New voting machines in Craighead County.
Credit Johnathan Reaves, KASU News
Credit Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

The Craighead County Quorum Court has approved an ordinance that is designed to make voting easier for residents.  

The ordinance allows for setting up voting centers across the Craighead County.  As opposed to voting in specific polling sites, the voting centers will allow voters across the county to vote at any site.  The improvements are possible with the 120 new voting machines in the county. 

The Secretary of State’s office provided matching funds to allow for the new machines, 30 vote scanners and tabulators, and 52 electronic poll books with pass printers.  The ordinance says the new equipment and the establishment of poll centers will help reduce the amount of time people stand in line on Election Day to vote.