Benton County Receives Brand New Voting Machines

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. -- After being on the verge of using paper ballots, Benton County received brand new digital voting machines November 21. 

Last month, the county's Justices of the Peace approved spending more than $2 million for the equipment.

Kim Dennison is the election coordinator of Benton County, and she said the new machines should help streamline the voting process.  

"It speeds up the voting process and no more paper rolls being jammed when you get to the polling sites," Dennison said.  "You don't have to wait on a poll worker to change the paper. It's definitely going to make the process much quicker."

The Benton County Election Commission received the first round of machines November 21, and representatives from the commission said that over 700 of the machines should be ready for use in time for next year's primaries. 

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