Potomac Brief: New Voting System

Potomac Brief: New Voting System

The Montgomery County Board of Elections encourages residents to become familiar with the new, paper-based, digital image scan voting system prior to arriving for the Presidential Primary Election, Tuesday, April 26, or during Early Voting, April 14 - 21. Demonstration voting units will be available at the Montgomery County Board of Elections, 18753 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 210, Gaithersburg, MD 20879-3121; telephone 240-777-8500; MD Relay: 1-800-735-2258.

During Early Voting, voters will make their selections on a ballot-marking device. Once all selections are made, a ballot will be printed. The voter will then verify the ballot and insert it in a scanner for tabulation. On Election Day, voters will mark their selections with a pen on paper ballots prior to inserting them in the scanner for tabulation.

For a list of upcoming outreach events, where the new system may be seen, visit www.777vote.org. For additional information contact Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, 240-777-8532; or email gilberto.zelaya@montgomerycountymd.gov.

For more election information, call 240-777-VOTE, visit www.777vote.org, the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at http://elections.state.md.us, or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.