Walker County Approves Electronic Poll Books for General Election
By WVUA 23 Contributor Julia Smith
The Walker County Commission gave final approval Monday for electronic poll books in the General Election Nov. 3.
Probate Judge A. Lee Tucker said voters will provide their identification to poll workers who will electronically scan the bar code on a voter’s driver’s license.
The system finds the voter and marks them off the book while they’re handed their ballot.
Tucker said while electronic books will will help cut down on wait times, that’s not the only thing they’re good for.
“This will speed up the process and it will eliminate the question of whether you are correct precinct because if you are not it will identify and say no, this is not your precinct, you need to be somewhere else,” Tucker said.
The county will also be using new vote tabulation machines starting with the November elections.