Open House for Public Input on New Voting Machines Well Attended

| February 26, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Officials say an open house held to gather local voters’ and poll workers’ input on new voting machines Monday evening was well-attended.

The event, which was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, at the Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church, drew about 100 people, according to Venango County Chief Clerk/Administrator Shelly Hartle.

“There were probably over 90 surveys returned,” Hartle noted.

According to Hartle, two vendors were invited to the event, and local voters and poll workers in attendance got a first-hand look at both of the vendors and their equipment. Those is attendance were asked to use the machines, and then fill out a survey on which machine they preferred and why.

“I think it went great, and we had better attendance than we anticipated,” Hartle said. “We appreciate everyone who showed up to take advantage of it and appreciate everyone’s input.”

The surveys will take some time to tally up, but Hartle hopes to have the results in the next few days.

The two companies the County is looking at are ES&S (Election Systems and Software) and Clear Ballot. County residents can also to go to each company’s website to view their product. Click here for the ES&S site. Click here for the Clear Ballot site.

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