Last updated 12:16AM ET
December 16, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Testing polling places
(2007-12-30)
(WOUB) - Ohio's chief elections officer says she
wants to use the March 4th primary as a test of her plan to replace
schools, churches and other neighborhood polling places with a
smaller number of more centralized voting centers.

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says the
concept could be tested in two or three counties before adopting it
statewide for the November presidential election.

The idea emerged from a broader report issued two weeks ago
citing security flaws with Ohio's current voting system.

The report
also recommends that electronic touch-screen machines used in 57 of
Ohio's 88 counties should be scrapped in favor of an optical-scan
system, in which a computer scans ballots that voters fill out by
hand.

Voting centers could be located at shopping centers, libraries
or other places with enough parking.
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