ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s a big election year in New Mexico and Bernalillo County is getting ready with new machines that will help get results out quicker.
The county clerk says voters will still mark the paper ballots, then, feed them into new machines that will tabulate votes.
Those machines will have bigger screens with a visual and audio indicator letting you know if the ballot has been accepted.
Bernalillo County will hold mock elections over the next two Saturdays to make sure they work.
The state bought the new machines for $6 million.
They will be used in the June 3rd primary.
“What it will enable us to do is to produce election results more quickly to make them available to the public a lot more quickly,” said Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver.
There will also be some new voting locations this year in Bernalillo County.