BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFTA) – This primary election voters in Benton County will put to the test $2.6 million dollars worth of state-of-the-art voting machines to ensure every vote is secure.

Whether it’s a special or general election, voters will make their choices on 475 new express voting machines.

“Printers were jamming constantly, it wasn’t feeding the paper through properly and it was creating a lot of hassle on election day,” said Kim Dennison, Benton County election coordinator.

Benton County has been using its current equipment for elections since 2006.

The typical shelf life for voting machines is around 10 to 15 years.