Voting system arriving for public inspection |

Voting system arriving for public inspection

Nevada County’s new electronic voting equipment was slated for delivery today and Thursday at the county yard at 12548 Loma Rica Drive near the airport.

Interested parties can view the equipment there and watch it being tested at 9 a.m. Friday, according to Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Gregory Diaz. The new $1.3 million system was purchased to meet new federal and state voting guidelines.

The new system includes an electronic voting machine available for anyone who wants to use it that meets federal standards for handicapped voters.

Diaz expects most voters to use the traditional paper ballot with electronic scanning method at the polls. He expects half of the voters in next year’s primaries and general election to use mail ballots, formerly called absentee ballots.

To find out more about the upcoming elections and to register to vote, call the county elections office at 265-1298.

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