ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Buncombe County’s Board of Elections is looking to make early voting easier and more accurate.
On Tuesday night, board members showed county commissioners a voting system they say will minimize errors.
The ExpressVote Universal Voting System uses a touch screen to allow voters to make their choices. If a voter mistakenly marks the wrong candidate, the person can change it without erasing.
And, there would be no more worries about filling in those ovals. Just press and you're done.
The system delivers a paper ballot when voters are finished.
If commissioners opt to go with the "next-generation" system, it would change early voting throughout the county.
The Board of Elections is asking the commission to fund an additional, one-time, $600,000 to purchase the voting stations. The commission is expected to vote on the request at Tuesday’s meeting.
The ExpressVote system is already in use in Henderson County.