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Hill County looks at new ballot-counting equipment


Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

County Commissioner Mike Wendland and Hill County Deputy Election Administrator Kaci Hipple look over the printed receipt from a voting machine Thursday at the Hill County Courthouse in Havre.

Hill County is looking at buying new voting equipment under a law requiring election officials to provide voting machines allowing access for people with disabilities with the state reimbursing part of the cost.

Thursday a representative of Nebraska-based Election Systems and Software, who declined to give her name, gave a presentation for the Hill and Blaine County officials of the new equipment available for counting ballots during election season.

Hill County Clerk and Recorder and Election Administrator Sue Armstrong said Senate Bill 291 introduced by Sen. Fred Thomas, R-Stevensville...

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