Hands-On Demonstrations of New Voting Machines Announced
August 1 Election Will Utilize Paper Ballot System
The Davidson County Election Commission will hold hands-on demonstrations of new voting equipment, beginning Monday, June 3. The new technology supports a voter-verified paper audit trail, and will be put into service during the August 1 Metropolitan General Election.
“We are anxious to introduce our new state-of-the-art equipment to voters,” said Jeff Roberts, administrator of elections. “While the new ballot marking devices are very similar to our old voting machines, we want voters to have an opportunity to practice, so they will know what to expect in our next election.”
“The most noticeable change will be the paper ballot,” continued Roberts. “Voters will insert a blank ballot into the ballot marking device and then make their selections on a touch screen. After printing their marked paper ballot, they will review their selections and proceed to a secure scanner to cast their vote.”
Demonstrations are scheduled at neighborhood libraries across Davidson County, where participants will receive firsthand experience using the new equipment. Election officials will be on hand for guidance and questions.
(please note new locations added)
Monday, June 3
Hermitage Library, 3700 James Kay Lane, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Wednesday, June 5
Madison Library, 610 Gallatin Pike South, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Friday, June 7
Edmondson Pike Library, 5501 Edmondson Pike, 12 noon–2 p.m.
Green Hills Library, 3701 Benham Avenue, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12
Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Monday, June 17
Southeast Library, 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19
Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Thursday, June 20
The Cal Turner Family Center at Meharry Medical College, 1011 21st Avenue North, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Monday, June 24
Southeast Regional Community Center, 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 25
Hartman Regional Community Center, 2801 Tucker Road, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26
Coleman Regional Community Center, 384 Thompson Lane, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday, June 27
Hadley Regional Community Center, 1037 28th Avenue North, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, June 28
East Regional Community Center, 700 Woodland Street, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.