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A new electronic check-in system will be available for early voters in the March 25 election who go to the Supervisor of Elections Office in the Terrace Building in downtown Sarasota. Photo by Scott Proffitt NEWS BRIEFS Sarasota County voters who choose to cast their votes at one of four early voting locations for the March 25 elections will be checking in electronically, according to Supervisor of Elections (SOE) Kathy Dent, a news release says. The elections office plans to introduce elec- tronic poll books (EPBs) during early voting, which will be under way March 10-22, and in all precincts countywide later in the fall, Dent notes in the release. "The new system is designed to improve accuracy and efficiency, ease congestion at check-in stations and take the guesswork out of ballot allocation for poll workers and voters," Dent explained in the release. "Poll workers will be able to authenticate each voter at any early voting location or precinct in real time," she added in the release. The new poll books are mini iPads, which will be preloaded with the names, addresses and party affiliations of all the more than COUNTY TO INTRODUCE ELECTRONIC VOTING CHECK-IN SYSTEM

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