New Voting Machines for 2020 Election

Aug 18, 2020

In  a release, Vanderburgh County Clerk Carla Hayden says the first of the new voting machines started arriving Tuesday.  

The new machines are the Unisyn OpenElect FreedomVote Tablet. They replace the iVotronic machines which have been in use since 2004.

Voters will still make their selections on a touch screen, but the voter will review their selections on a paper ballot.

According to Hayden, the touch screen does not record votes as in the past. It is for selection purposes only and then a ballot is printed. Once the voter is satisfied with their choices, they run the paper ballot through a scanner that reads the ballot and then drops it into a ballot box for retention.

The new voting machines cost just over two million dollars. Federal funding paid for the machines.