Marlborough moves to adopt electronic poll pads

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A “vote” sign greeted voters at Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough on Nov. 2 of last year. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

MARLBOROUGH – Marlborough will adopt electronic poll pads to replace voting lists for future elections.

At a City Council meeting on April 25, City Clerk Steve Kerrigan clarified that this will not impact ballots, which will remain paper.

“As opposed to flipping through hundreds of pages trying to find your name, it’s going to be a touch of a couple of buttons and then they are going to record that you voted,” Kerrigan said.

Kerrigan added that the city will continue to maintain a paper voting list in case there is a problem with the poll pads.

The City Council unanimously approved a transfer of $44,000 from various accounts to the Capital Outlay Voting Equipment Fund to purchase the poll pads.

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