For the first time in a decade, Fremont County officials are upgrading voting machines.
Earlier this week, the Fremont County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of new election equipment from Henry A. Adkins and Sons, Incorporated for more than $50,800. Fremont County Auditor Dee Owen tells KMA News the new scanners and tablet marking devices provide the upgrades the county needed.
“As with anything else, technology’s changing,” said Owen. “We have older, slower machines that kind of take more time to feed your ballots through and process votes at the end of the night.”