November 5, 2019

Here's What Marion County Voters Are Saying About New Voting Systems

Voters cast their ballots at Indiana Creek Christian Church.  - Erica Irish/WFYI

Voters cast their ballots at Indiana Creek Christian Church.

Erica Irish/WFYI

Marion County general elections are today, and WFYI will be reporting results all night.

Today, reporters spoke with residents about new voting systems. This is the county's first year as a vote center county -- people may use any of the 273 voting centers. The county also moved to electronic ballots last May, and this is the first general election with those ballots.

Here is what voters said at the polls today about those changes: 

On choosing any voting center:

“This is my normal polling place, I go here every year. But it could be helpful if you work far from you’re poll or are busy.” Angela Dickerson


“If you forget to vote and you’re close to work, you can stop to one close by your job and vote instead of trying to rush through traffic to get there on rush hour.” Charles Moore


“I think it’s great that they finally are doing that so that people who work can vote closer to where they work.” Joyce Sipes


On the electronic ballots:

“I hate computers, I don’t know how to use them. So that one was really easy.” Joyce Sipes


“I really, really like the machines this year. It was really easy to understand and it was easy for me to get through the process.” Denise Sanders


“I think public should have been educated more before we got into the actual voting booth. The booths aren’t that private, you can sit there and see the other person’s screen. The good part about it is I didn’t have to take long to get it. Everything is  pretty much there on the computer. You just have to go from next to, to next, to next and you’re done.” Arthur Sample


“It felt it was pretty easy and efficient.” Sandra Davis



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