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New Poll Pad technology set for statewide rollout

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By: Trisha Bandstra
Posted On: September 5th, 2018

WOONSOCKET – Voters in precincts across the state may notice something new when they visit their polling locations to vote in next week’s primary elections.

Instead of long, alphabetized lists of registered voters, poll workers will now use digital tablets that can pull up a voter’s information and confirm receipt of a ballot with a simple scan of a photo ID. The technology, called a Poll Pad, was first piloted in select precincts in Rhode Island in 2016 and will be implemented statewide for the first time next week.

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