Pulaski County voters have a few more opportunities to learn about the county’s new polling procedures before the May 3rd primary election. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners may not be able to prohibit the wearing of campaign attire at their meetings. Supporters of District 1 Commissioner candidate Jerry Locke were asked to remove hats promoting his candidacy while in attendance at a recent meeting. However the commissioners were unable to offer a clear explanation as to why. Continue reading
Pulaski County’s upcoming primary election will be conducted with state-of-the-art technology. Vendor MicroVote this week upgraded their computer software and conducted initial training on the electronic poll book system. Continue reading
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.
The Pulaski County Election Board will be looking into the feasibility of purchasing e-poll books after meeting with the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday night.
Board member Jon Frain explained that the implementation of e-poll books is the next step in upgrading the election equipment. The county would purchase iPads with election software. Voting officials would be able to scan a voter’s Driver’s License into the computer, and that would create a digital signature page to move the process at a quicker pace.
The Pulaski County Council heard from Laura Bailey, the vice chairperson of the Pulaski County Election Board, about changes that will be made to put municipal elections more in line with the law.
Bailey explained that paperwork for a financial agreement pertaining to municipal elections has not been signed.
The Pulaski County Election Board members and the commissioners recently approved changes to polling places in Pulaski County.
The board members evaluated polling places for ADA compliance and changes were needed as some locations were deemed inaccessible.