Voting machine demo tonight at the Library

Warren County is poised to make a decision on new voting machines, potentially in time for this fall’s general election.

And the county wants the feedback of the community in the decision making process.

The event is slated for Thursday – tonight – at the Slater Room of the Warren Public Library.

It will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Elections Director Lisa Rivett said the event is an “open house type of thing” where the public is invited to come and try out the various machine options.

“(You) can come in and see what you like,” she said, noting that officials would also be demonstrating how to use a paper ballot.

Three companies – Dominion, ES&S and Unysyn – will be on hand with their approved election machine model.

At the end, those who participate will be asked to complete a survey for each of the models.

The survey will seek feedback on user friendliness, the model’s instructions, the overall experience, the visibility of the screen, the audio ballot as well as the “tactile properties” of each machine.