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Voting Centers: The Future Of Elections

April 10, 2012, 5:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Voting Centers: The Future Of Elections
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

While the focus of most elections is on the various races, there's also a careful eye on Tuesday's event in Sioux Falls because a new voting process. 

Memorial Middle School is one of 12 voting centers open in Sioux Falls; voters are no longer assigned to one specific location.

"It gives me a lot of options depending on what end of town I am in, where I can do it conveniently.  So, I think it is a good thing.  So, more people should come out and vote now," voter Larry Johnsen said.

And that's possible thanks to a new state law and a new way for voters to check in.  Instead of the traditional book system, election officials can simply check in a voter by scanning their driver's license.  The E-Poll books aim to save on election costs while speeding up the process.  

"I was kind of wondering about that.  I have got a really old driver's license.  But it went very well, very quickly.  I am impressed; I'm impressed with the new system," Johnsen said.

However, the new system did have some glitches.  At Memorial Middle School, the computer system wasn't working properly in the first few minutes of voting, and that did slow down the process for some.

"I thought it was a little slower.  For me, it worked okay.  But I did see a couple other people having some issues in line.  But I think it will go better once it gets going," Shelley Roemeling said.

Those issues appeared to be worked out in the first hour.  Hiccups or not, voters see the new ways at the polls as the future of voting.

"I think if they can work some of the kinks out, it can be a really good thing," Roemeling said.

"I really do; if it can move the people through faster.  I come at a time when there are not a lot of people here, but if I miss this and come back later in the day, sometimes there's a big line here, and think will make it a lot easier, a lot quicker," Johnsen said.

Election officials handed out surveys about the new voting centers to some voters on Tuesday.

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