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New Computers At Chicago Polling Places To Speed Up Voting Process

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Coming Tuesday at all 2,000 plus Chicago polling places will be a notebook computer that’s replacing the election judges’ phone book size listing of ballot applications, reports WBBM John Cody.

Election Board Chairman Langdon Neal says voters should notice the difference.

“Instead of election judges paging through the 600 ballot applications for the particular polling place, they are going to see them use an iPad-similar technology that will look up the registration,” said Neal.

Neal says at first election judges will have the EPoll books as well as the big paper binders, but the latter will eventually be withdrawn to increase the speed and reduce the cost of elections in Chicago.