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Electronic polling pads aim to curb crossover voting in Madison County

Voters Tuesday found themselves using the new electronic polling pads. The system is meant to curb cross-over voting as well as speed up the voting process.

Posted: Jul 17, 2018 4:03 PM
Updated: Jul 17, 2018 8:28 PM

WAAY talked to officials and voters about how the electronic system is changing the voting experience.

"Its real easy, its pretty quick," Walter Bouldin, Huntsville voter. 

Walter Bouldin has voted here in Madison Co. for 40 years and told WAAY he likes the new system.

Officials from the probate office told us the electronic polling pad system is meant to curb cross-over voting and say so far-- it's working.

The new crossover voting law went into effect in June of 2017 and is meant to stop voters from switching political parties from a primary election to runoff election in order to sway favor with one candidate.

Voters like bill bee said they don't like the ban.

"I believe you should be able to vote where and when you wanna vote or who," said Bee.

But despite the law voters tell WAAY they are happy with the system and its ease and look forward to using it for future elections.

"I have 2 tablets and 3 computers so I'm perfectly happy with it," Bouldin.
"I really liked the system," Bee.

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