SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KSPR) - Many Missourians are heading to the polls for the August primary election.
Whenever you vote Tuesday, there is a chance you will cast your ballot on an iPad. It costs about $170,000 to transition from laptops to tablets using iPads. And Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller says it will cost more initially, but will save money in the long run. Schoeller says he was able to reduce election judges.
Here's how it works. Greene County employees pull your information from the Missouri voter registration file database. They then add it to the iPads.
"We really like the iPad in terms of its functionality, in terms of its security, and just knowing for people who are using it to check in our voters, our election judges," said Schoeller. "It's very intuitive for them to be able to check in a voter and be able to give them a ballot quickly."
Polls close at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.