New Election Software Available to WV Counties

The State Election Commission has certified a new voting system that could count ballots faster and more accurately. Now it's up to West Virginia's counties to decide if they want to spend the money to upgrade their voting systems. The new software features a high-speed digital scan counter that works faster than the optical-scan ballot counters now in use, according to the Secretary of State's office and it could help counties get done with their count faster on election night. It's the first time since 2005 that the State Election Commission has certified a new voting system for use in West Virginia elections.