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Voters Reminded Of Registration Deadline; New Machines

September 10th, 2019

Potter County Director of Elections Sandy Lewis reminds residents that Oct. 7 is the final day to register, change party affiliation or report change of address for the Nov. 5 Municipal Election. More election information is available on the website, pottercountypa.net (click on Departments/Elections). Included on the website will be dates and times for demonstrations of the county’s new voting machines, which will be in use for the Nov. 5 election.

Federal and state funding will cover only a portion of the machines’ price tag, which is upwards of $400,000. After soliciting proposals from state-certified vendors, the Potter County Commissioners purchased the machines and related software and services from Election Systems and Software (ES&S). All Pennsylvania counties must have in place certified voting machines that electronically record each vote and generate a paper ballot as an added level of security. The new machines are expected to last for about ten years, if regulations and changing technology do not require them to be updated sooner.

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