Muskegon County election workers training on new voting equipment

The August 8 election will be the first in Michigan to feature new voting equipment.

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICH. - The Aug. 8 election will be the first in Michigan to feature new voting equipment.

Election workers Wednesday morning in Muskegon County were training on their new equipment. Those from Casnovia Township, Dalton Township and the city of Muskegon Heights will complete several hours of training before Election Day.

Election workers in the city of Muskegon will also complete training before Aug. 8.

The new machines are said to be very user friendly and will have results to county clerks around the state faster than the equipment that's being replaced.

"Well it has been ten years plus that we used the prior system," said Jeanne Pezet, secretary to the Muskegon County Clerk.

"We have been having issues with it over the last couple of years, so we are very excited to have the new equipment."

State grant money helped to help municipalities around the state purchase the new equipment.

Before the November election the Muskegon County Clerks office will hold an open house so all voters in the county can practice voting on the new equipment.

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