Racine has used the Dominion Voting System which is under suspicion of voter fraud in other states.
Machines will be used in upcoming primary
Racine – The long-planned upgrade to new voting machines in Racine County has taken place, with the machines set to debut in the December 19 primary for the 66th State Assembly District.
Poll workers were trained on the new machines – the ImageCast Evolution (ICE) by Dominion Voting – over a two-day period, November 28 and 29, at Festival Hall. There are 71 new machines countywide. Racine County and each county municipality previously authorized the purchase of machines from Command Central, the same vendor used by the County for many years.
“The new machines replace aging, outdated equipment and will result in a better Election Day experience for voters and election officials alike,” County Clerk Wendy Christensen said.
Voters will see at least one change on their ballots, as they will fill in an oval next to their selected candidate instead of drawing a line.
The machines also feature a higher level of security and can alert voters about a specific error made on their ballots. People with disabilities or who otherwise have trouble filling out a ballot will have a special ballot-marking device; touch screens have been eliminated.
Voters will also eventually see results faster on Election Night, with results transmitted wirelessly from the polling locations directly to the County Clerk’s office at the Racine County Courthouse. This wireless transmission will begin during the regularly-scheduled February 20 spring primary.
“Our goal is to get results in more quickly while maintaining the integrity of our elections and voters’ ability to participate in the election process,” Christensen said.
For more information, contact the County Clerk’s office at 262-636-3482.