The Pulaski County Election Board now has the full support of the county commissioners and the county council to research the feasibility of implementing e-poll books.
Election board member Laura Bailey requested permission from the county council last week to seek more information about e-poll books for the county’s polling sites. Voters would digitally sign in on an iPad when they arrive at one of the seven polling sites in the county to vote. The e-poll books would replace the printed registration books. A receipt would be issued to the voter and taken to an election official to bring up a ballot.
Internet access would need to be present in all voting locations in order for the e-poll books to process data properly.
The Pulaski County Commissioners approved the same request during their last meeting.
Bailey said it’s better to be ahead of the curve as e-poll books may be mandatory down the road.
The county council applauded the election board’s efforts to keep in line with updating the county in the latest in technology while adhering to election laws.