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New voting system previewed Saturday

The Liberty County Elections Office is collaborating with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to allow an early look at the state’s new voting system. 

The “Secure the Vote” trailer will be arriving Saturday at the Hinesville Health Clinic, 1113 East Oglethorpe Highway. It will be there from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The trailer will then be at the Liberty County Community Complex, 9397 East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. 

The “Secure the Vote” aims to educate the public about what to expect for the 2020 voting process. 

According to the Georgia Secretary of State website, Georgia will be replacing its current first generation electronic voting machines with paper ballots. The website states this change will be the biggest voting equipment rollout in U.S. history. Using this system, voters will make their choices on a screen, where after their ballot will be printed out. They will then double check their choices before turning the physical ballot into the ballot box. These ballots can be audited and recounted. 

“This is part of our statewide initiative to ensure voters have the opportunity to test drive our new secure paper ballot system,” Raffensperger said, “Liberty County is home to the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi, we want to make sure our soldiers, their families and all Georgians are ready to cast a ballot in the 2020 elections.”

These paper ballots are currently planned to be used throughout Georgia in the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary. 

For more information about the new voting system visit

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