MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — The town of Mounty Airy is preparing to switch from paper ballots to electronic voting machines for the first time.

Town Clerk Debbie Parker Brennan tells The Frederick News-Post that the machines will be used during
the local election on May 7. For decades, poll workers have spent hours counting by ballots by hand. This year, Brennan says she expects votes to be tallied in 15 minutes.

Brennan says the town will rent machines from McAfee Election Services Inc., which has been used by area jurisdictions.

She says pollsters will be at the polling station on Election Day to explain how the machines work.

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