Barcode scanners improve voting convenience in Missouri county
In Missouri, a new electronic voting system compromised of laptops and barcode scanners helped make voting during Tuesday's primary elections easier and more efficient, the Missourian reports.
(Media-Newswire.com) - In Missouri, a new electronic voting system compromised of laptops and barcode scanners helped make voting during Tuesday’s primary elections easier and more efficient, the Missourian reports.
A higher percentage of individuals showed up at Boone County polling stations than was originally predicted. Nearly 29 percent of the 90,460 registered voters took part in the elections - a significant increase than the 18 percent expected by the clerk’s office.
Similar to many counties throughout the U.S., the introduction of the new electronic voter sign-in systems proved to make the voting process easier than conventional paper forms, the report relays. For the first time in the Missouri County’s history, voters brought a document with a barcode, which could be scanned for identification purposes.
After being identified, individuals received their ballots and could cast their votes.
“The speed of these [electronic polling books] is great,” Linda Easley, an election official, told the Missourian.
Businesses in a variety of industries have recognized the benefits of barcode labels and have begun implementing them into their business processes to become more efficient and keep better track of information. The use of barcodes at elections may help offer more transparency and better record-keeping than traditional voting methods.
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