User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


25° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Counting Machines Upgraded In Minnehaha Co.

June 3, 2014, 10:17 PM by Perry Groten

Counting Machines Upgraded In Minnehaha Co.
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Vote-counting machines in Minnehaha County received a tune-up before the auditor's office fired them up Tuesday night.

Workers installed new rubberized belts inside the machines after April's city elections. 

The new belts should reduce the number of paper jams that slow down the counting.

"The new ballots are grippier; they grab the ballots as they spin around and go through.  Those belts get worn out.  They get a little ink on them, from paper dust you gotta kind of blow them out," Minnehaha County Auditor Bob Litz said.

Absentee ballots that are required to be folded in their envelopes are often the culprits of paper jams.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

SD Legislation: Daylight Saving Time All The Time

1/28/2015 6:02 PM

Imagine driving home in the winter with the sun still shining. It could be possible if a proposal in the South Dakota legislature passes that would pu...

Full Story | Watch
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Hospitalized

1/26/2015 12:37 PM

68-year-old Branstad fell ill at an event on Monday, and was transported by ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.   

Full Story
Gorbachev Warns Of Military Conflict Between Russia, West

1/29/2015 6:23 AM

More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.

Full Story
Senate Passes Bill Approving Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

1/29/2015 3:18 PM

The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Full Story
Med-Star Plans To Appeal SF Ambulance Ruling

1/26/2015 5:41 PM

The City of Sioux Falls announced Monday that an independent hearing examiner has found the city used a fair system to select the ambulance provider P...

Full Story | Watch


Events