Shawnee Dispatch

Johnson County residents invited to preview new voting equipment

July 11, 2018

This week, Johnson County voters will have the opportunity to see and use the county’s new voting equipment ahead of its debut in the upcoming primary election.

Voters will be able to cast a practice vote on the new voting equipment and learn more about its features, including the voter-verifiable paper audit trail that will create a paper record for every vote cast in Johnson County.

“We’re very excited for Johnson County voters to cast their first votes on the county’s new voting equipment,” said Ronnie Metsker, Johnson County Election Commissioner. “While the touchscreen equipment will be very familiar to our voters, we’re eager for them to see the new paper ballots in action and get a sneak peek at their new voting experience.”

The voting equipment will be available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Johnson County Northeast Offices, 6000 Lamar, Mission.

It will also be available for preview 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 20 and July 21 at the K-State Olathe Innovation Campus, 22201 W Innovation Drive, Olathe.

Election workers from the Johnson County Election Office will be available to answer questions from voters and help them use the new voting equipment.

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