|By Brian Bethel, Abilene Reporter-News, Texas|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
If approved by the
The change should make voting easier and similar to early voting already used by many in the county, said
"This is going to eliminate voters being in the wrong place," she said. "This is going to eliminate voters who have not changed their address with us -- they can just go to any location."
A computerized voter registration list will prevent voters from attempting to vote at more than one location, she said.
Currently, there are 23 proposed countywide polling locations, each of which will be equipped with software that flags voters and will prevent people from trying to vote in more than one location, Allyn said.
"We have the software to implement this," Allyn told commissioners, adding that an Internet connection will be required at each location.
The process also requires creation of an advisory committee to go over the list of proposed sites. Several new polling locations will be part of the effort, Allyn said.
Several spoke in favor of the change, including representatives from the city of
"This will make it easier and make it more available," he said.
"This is an exciting day," he said.
"It's just been a great success and well-received by the public," Statler said of
In other business, commissioners:
Named H-E-B's RXtra Advantage program as the county's indigent health care pharmaceutical provider.
Awarded the county's precinct gasoline and diesel contract to Johnson Oil.
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