The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has recently approved and certified a new state-wide voting system that combines touchscreens and paper ballots. The new voting system replaces the state’s 17 year old electronic voting system that does not have a paper ballot. With the new voting machines, voters will still select their candidates on a touchscreen computer which is attached to a printer that will create a paper ballot. Voters can then review their selections and insert their ballots into scanning machines for tabulation. The state has purchased more than 30,000 touchscreens and are in the process of distributing them to county election offices. The new voting machines will be first used during the March 2020 elections.
The Harris County Elections Office is pleased to announce that one of the new voting machines has been delivered. Interested citizens can come to the County offices between Monday, October 14 and Friday, November 1, 2019 to see the new voting machine and have a demonstration. The county offices are located at 104 N. College Street in Hamilton and the office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the new voting machine or to schedule a sample demonstration, please call Sherrail Jarrett, Elections Supervisor, at 706-628-4958.