See new electronic check-in before 2016 elections

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Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Ginny Gelms, Hennepin County Elections Manager, 612348-9289


Get a sneak preview of new electronic balloting check-in before 2016 elections

Election officials from Hennepin County and the City of Minnetonka will test electronic poll (e-poll) books on Thursday, October 22, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., in the Minnehaha Room in the lower level of Minnetonka City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard.

In 2014, the state legislature authorized the use of e-poll books. Starting in 2016, secured tablets or laptop computers will replace the current paper voter check-in process. The technology will help speed up lines at the polls, help election judges through registration, provide cities data on polling place activity and more. 

Next year, Hennepin County will train cities and provide training materials for election judges. Cities will store the devices, prepare them for Election Day and train election judges to use them properly.


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