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Two Counties Will Receive New Election Day Equipment

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By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Two counties in Idaho will soon have new election equipment thanks to Twin Falls County.

The county commissioners are moving equipment to Minidoka and Lemhi Counties.

Currently, Twin Falls County uses 650's, which are big tabulators to count votes.

Two other machines, M-100's, are being given to Minidoka and Lemhi Counties to help on election night.

The equipment was given to Twin Falls County by Ada County in 2012.

"With the smaller counties, it's really good for them just because a lot of them hand count, so instead of polling places or poll workers going through hand counting all the ballets, they go through that machine, which makes it a little easier for them," explains Valerie Verity, Twin Falls Commissioners Office.

As a side note - with the 650's that Twin Falls County uses, to count 800 ballots it takes about 3 minutes.

Ballot counting is open to the public during the elections.


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