Ballot scanners

Election Commissioner John Peebles gets his first look at the new ballot scanning equipment Thursday afternoon at the Alcorn County Courthouse. Circuit Clerk Crystal Starling shows how the voter will feed a completed ballot into the machine.

While Corinth voters were making big changes in the city election, Tuesday’s voting also marked another significant milestone.

It was the final election to be held locally using the Diebold electronic voting machines. The state mandated a return to paper ballots in the “Mississippi Voting Modernization Act,” and the new equipment arrived this week at the Alcorn County Courthouse.

To request a demonstration, contact the Circuit Clerk’s Office at (662) 286-7740.

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