New voting equipment showcased at open house

Staff Writer

An open house was held at the Elk County Courthouse Annex in Ridgway on Tuesday from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. to demonstrate the county’s new voting machines.
The ExpressVote Tabulator System generates a paper trail and will be utilized for the upcoming General Election.
Required by Governor Tom Wolf after the 2016 election, the Elk County Commissioners acted quickly to set aside money from the budget for the new machines. A total of 108 new machines were purchased at a cost of $565,000 and were delivered in August.