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Jackson County using iPad voter check-in for general election

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JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Some north Alabama voters will see changes at their polling places in three weeks. Twenty-five Alabama counties will check in to vote by iPad instead of paper rolls.

Jackson County will be one of those counties. The probate judge feels it will make things faster and more accurate.

Probate Judge Victor Manning said they've used iPads in the past but not like this. The voter rolls will be inputted into the devices and used when people come to vote. Voters will give them their identification. If it's a drivers license, it will be scanned by the device and a person simply checks in.

Manning said if a line is busy they can just go to the next one to save time.

But it's that checking of the identity that can be a safeguard to voting.

“If you bring in your driver's license and you put it on there, they're still going to look at it and make sure you are who you say you are. They'll put it on there and it's done. You know, we got the right person that's entitled to vote, the right person that should get credit for that vote,” Manning said.

Manning said the iPads will not be at all of voting locations, but he does anticipate they will be at large voting precincts like Scottsboro.

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