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11/05/02

Voters React to New Machines

The big talk at the polls is the new electronic voting equipment. For the first time ever, all Georgians cast their votes the same way. Waiting on line to cast a vote was a little tense for some people, not knowing what to expect with the new equipment.

"I didn't know whether or not they was going to have the person's name, whether they were a democrat or republican," said voter Sam Folger.

But after a few taps on the screen, Fogler was relieved.

"I thought they were great," he said. "It didn't take me three minutes to vote."

Many voters shared Fogler's vote of confidence in the new machines, saying they were easier than the old systems.

"It was fast, it was efficient, and I think as people become more familiar with it it will go even quicker," Kelsey Andersson told us.

But some say the new machines just aren't up to speed yet.

"I think they're expensive and unnecessarily slow," opined voter Jack Simmons.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com

 

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