By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer
New voting machines are showing up all over Georgia in preparation for the 2020 election. These machines are designed to print a paper receipt of your ballot to be stored in case of machine failure.
Many residents are happy to have the ability to print out the votes, verify and then have the paper vote stored. Others do not like change and are hesitant over a whole new way to vote.
Fannin County Elections office understands this and has set up a voting machine so that residents can visit the office, vote in a mock election, ask questions and be familiar with the equipment before election day.
For those needing large print, or high contrast, these machines have that available. Arriving soon, a kit that will enable the visually impaired to vote by themselves.
Headphones will be provided; the ballot will be read along with the selection made. One such kit will be available at every precinct as well as the Court House during Early Voting.
Anyone can try out the new voting machines at the Fannin County Court House, third floor, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.