'Poll pads' to be tested during District 95 special election - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

'Poll pads' to be tested during District 95 special election

(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5) (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)
SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) -

A special election for the vacant seat of Tennessee House of Representatives District 95 is coming up.  But when you go vote, you might see a change - with a familiar look.

iPads are coming to the voting locations.

Poll workers will use what's call "Poll Pads" to check-in voters for this election.

The Shelby County Election Commission is testing out the equipment during this election before making a decision on if they will purchase the "poll pads."

Election Commission officials said using the poll pads could reduce the time it takes to check in a voter from 3-4 minutes to 45 seconds. 

Early voting for the election begins Friday.

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