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Poll Workers Use Tablets for Midterms in Cullman County, Ala.

70 ExpressPoll Tablets will be implemented to help secure the uploads and downloads of election information.

by The Cullman Times / November 6, 2018
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(TNS) — Poll workers in Cullman County, Ala., will be using new technology for processing voters at precincts Tuesday.

The Cullman County Commission approved the purchase of 70 ExpressPoll Tablets from Election Systems & Software at a cost of $100,467 in June. The technology was tested successfully at three local precincts in November 2016. The precincts that tested the Electronic Poll Book were Bolte-White Grove Church, Cullman County Health Department and Center Hill Community Center, said Cullman County Probate Judge Tammy Brown.

ExpressPoll Tablets are secure with the uploads and downloads of election information being processed through a secure server, including a data recovery procedure for information included in the ExpressPoll Tablet. The tablets do not have access to the Internet and are compatible with the statewide voter registration system. The technology is designed to quickly and accurately upload voter history into the statewide voter registration list in accordance with the Alabama Code, according to information provided through the probate judge’s office.

The tablets can tell if a voter is at the wrong polling site and print out the address of the voter’s correct site. It can also alert poll workers if the person presenting an ID has already voted.

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