25 Alabama counties to test iPad-based voter list in November

A similar iPad polling system in Minnesota. (CBS Minnesota)

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Voters at select polling places in 25 Alabama counties will be able to check in using an iPad-based system this November.

The Mobile Press Register reports the system is part of a pilot program backed by Alabama Secretary of state John Merrill. The electronic system replaces the paper printouts of voter rolls that poll workers use to check off qualified voters as they prepare to cast their ballots.

It applies only to that part of the process, not the creation of the voter rolls or the actual voting. Voters still will cast their votes on the same machines they’ve been using.

The program will be tested in Mobile, Baldwin, Henry, Barbour, Bullock, Autauga, Limestone, Madison, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee, Morgan, Blount, Jefferson, Chambers, Marengo, Hale, Lowndes, Shelby, Cleburne, Randolph, Houston, Cullman, Marion, and Winston counties.

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