Voting machines may be getting an upgrade

(08/10/10) BROOKLYN - The Board of Elections is testing new, high-tech voting machines for this September's primary elections across the city.The new machines make use

(08/10/10) BROOKLYN - The Board of Elections is testing new, high-tech voting machines for this September's primary elections across the city.

The new machines make use of paper and a special marker. The voter uses the marker to make their choices on the paper ballot and then the machine scans and records the votes. While the concept may sound simple, those who tested the machines say they have some concerns.

Keith Carr said "There's a lot of changes... seniors may get discouraged and either leave or not vote at all... I'm concerned." Aside from being discouraged, testers said they have other concerns about the new technology. They say the print may be too small on the ballot and voting machines will reject a ballot if it's torn.

The Board of Elections says the new machines will cost $50-$60 million to distribute citywide.

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