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As counties look at new voting machines, paper ballots are returning

Hodgeman County Clerk Sarah Rains, center, under the guidance of ElectionSource sales rep Bob Barakat, right, feeds a paper ballot into an electronic voting machine during a demonstration at the Barton County Courthouse Thursday morning. Hodgeman, Barton and other counties are looking at purchasi...

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 When it comes to elections, the pendulum just keeps swinging.
With electronic voting equipment nearing the end of this life expectancy, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman is eyeing the future and sees a need for a change. This change could include a return to the old-school paper ballots.
With such an evolution on the horizon, Zimmerman hosted a voting equipment demonstration in the Barton County Courthouse Thursday morning. Kansas county clerks and election officials joined her staff for the presentations.
Participants witnessed demonstrations from multiple voting system manufacturers. ElectionSource of Grand Rapids, Mich., presented Dominion Voting Systems and Henry ...


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