ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland elections officials say the state’s new voting system has been used successfully in recent local elections and a test election.
Linda Lamone, the Maryland state board of elections administrator, said Thursday elections in Rockville and College Park gave voters the chance to use Maryland’s new system, and it was well received.
State and local election officials found a statewide test election last month useful to understanding the new system and identifying areas where procedures and documents need revision for next year’s elections.
Maryland is moving to a paper-based voting system. It was manufactured by Election Systems & Software, and uses digital technology to tabulate paper ballots. Voters can use a touchscreen interface to mark their ballots or mark ballots by hand. All ballots are tabulated by a digital scanner.
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