New machines in Mercer County allow visually impaired voters to vote in privacy

New machines in Mercer County will allow blind or visually impaired voters to finally vote in privacy for this years election.

Some residents were able to practice using the new voting machines, which have controllers and headsets. Those who tried the machines say it took time to master the controller. They advise others to allow extra time to vote on Election Day.

Some visually impaired residents say before these machines, they had to take someone into the booth or vote on an absentee ballot. They say they didnt like these voting procedures because their choices were never secret.

Mercer County has 265 voting precincts and 300 of the voting machines.

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