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Voters in Clark County, Indiana say iPad usage at polls is working well

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A voter in Clark County, Indiana uses an iPad to check in at a polling location. A voter in Clark County, Indiana uses an iPad to check in at a polling location.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- It's Election Day in Indiana and new technology is helping voters get in and out of their polling locations quickly. 

Even though some of the polling places in Clark County have been busy, the lines to vote in this year's primary election have not been very long. Officials say that's because poll workers are now using iPads to check voters' information as they arrive. 

Poll workers use the iPad to scan in voters' identification and verify their information is correct. The voters are then provided with a ballot to vote on the standard machines.

The iPads replace the old paper polling books. The new technology can also detect if someone is in the wrong polling place or has already voted.

"So far, the process has been very streamlined,"  said Bill Burns, election precinct inspector. "We've had zero complaints about the process, and people are adapting very well."

Teresa Smith says using the iPad, "made it easier. I didn't even have to pick my district. All I had to do was go to the iPad, sign it, and that was it. It was wonderful."

Voters in Floyd County will still be using electronic keypads to vote this year, but they will have a lot more choices when it comes to where they vote. That's because it's a "vote center" county, meaning residents can choose any of the 18 polling places in the county to vote instead of just their home precinct.

The polls close at 6 p.m. 

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