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La Crosse County Receives New Voting Machines

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Onalaska, WI (WXOW) – La Crosse County has new voting machines.

Onalaska City Clerk, Cari Burmaster said the previous machines were purchased in the 90's and were no longer certified for elections. The new machines are similar to the old, but have better scanning technology. Burmaster said the ballots are also lighter.

The public can view the new voting machine before the January and February City of Onalaska Common Council meetings.

At the Jan. 14 meeting, the public can view the new equipment from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

At the Feb. 11 meeting, the public can test the machine. People will be able to observe the voting process and see the new format of the ballots. The testing will take place from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Burmaster said each municipality purchased a new voting machine for about $6,500.

 

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