Last year the state ordered each county to provide disabled voters with touch screen voting machines. Now a limited number of those machines have arrived in Bay County.
If you or someone you know is disabled or has difficulty voting on a paper ballots, touch screens will be at all local polling places.
If you're planning to vote early, all voting will be done on touch screen machines. Those waiting until Election Day may face long lines to vote on touch screen machines. There will be only one touch screen at each polling place on Election Day.
Mark Andersen, Bay County Supervisor of Elections, says, "All our early voting will be all touch screens. There will not be any paper ballots during early voting, so if you feel you must have a paper ballot then you should request an absentee or go to the polling place on Election Day."
The touch screen machines also have an audio hook up allowing voters to have their options read to them.
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