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Jasper County to use iPads in next weeks elections

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Jasper County is gearing up for next week's elections with a new piece of technology that will help speed up the process at the poles - iPads.

The county ordered 95 iPads with the built in software Poll Pad, at a cost of about $110,000.  About $60,000 of that was for by savings from previous elections and the rest was with state grants.

County Clerk Bonnie Earl says that the tools will speed up the process of voters hitting the polls.

"I'm always concerned especially during presidential elections of the long wait lines and I know people are busy and they have other things to do but they want to vote," says Earl.  "So when this new system came along with the iPad, and it's so simple to use I thought this will be great and the more I've seen it, the more I've worked with it, I really love the program."

Once voters reach their precincts they'll be able to have their registration cards easily scanned and poll workers will be able to tell them whether or not they're in the right precinct and get them on their way to voting.

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