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Steuben County rolls out new voting machines for early primary voting

Steuben County has introduced new voting machines for the ongoing Presidential Primary early voting, marking the first update in 14 years. According to Veronica Olin, the Republican Commissioner of the Steuben County Board of Elections, the upgrade was necessary to keep pace with technological advancements, although the previous machines had no issues. The new system aims to enhance the voting process without altering its essence.


The county has conducted extensive testing on these machines to ensure accuracy and reliability in vote counting. Olin highlighted the rigorous verification process, including a mandatory 3% audit post-election, to confirm the machines count votes correctly. This procedure, along with the availability of paper ballots, guarantees the integrity of the election process in Steuben County.

Additionally, the updated machines feature improved accessibility options, including a larger touchscreen and audio assistance for voters with disabilities. Each polling site in Steuben County will have an ADA-compliant machine, ensuring all voters can participate easily. Early voting for the Presidential Primary is available to registered members of the major parties and will continue until March 30th, offering a modernized and inclusive voting experience.