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Paper ballot proposal rejected for Vincennes primary

A proposal to switch to paper ballots to save the city money was voted down Thursday afternoon.

Posted: Mar 7, 2019 7:08 PM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - County clerk David Shelton presented his idea to the Knox county election board Thursday afternoon. The idea Switch from electronic ballots to paper ballots. Shelton says using paper ballots would cost the city roughly $1,500. He says using voting machines would at least double that amount.
The board discussed the proposal at length. Opponents argued the cost savings would be minimal. They were also concerned changing ballot types could confuse voters.
In the end, the board voted to stay with the electronic ballots. This means things will not change when you go to vote in the primary.

Shelton says, "In the scheme of things several thousand dollars is not a lot of money. But I act like I am spending money out of my own pocket and that's a chunk to me. So I think the people of Vincennes would appreciate this gesture, this attempt to save them money."

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