New touch-screen voting machines coming to St. Joseph Co.

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Voting is about to become one more thing you can do on a touch screen in St. Joseph County.

The St. Joseph County Election Board is in the process of buying $3 million worth of new voting machines. Those machines will feature the same touch-screen technology that made its debut during early, or absentee, voting last fall.

"We would like to have the new machines at least go through one election this year so that every poll worker can be trained on it and the voters can use them before we get into what I believe will be a very, very busy presidential election next year," Catherine Fanello said.

In the past, the county has used paper ballots and had voters use a pen to fill in a bubble by their chosen candidate's name.