City to demonstrate voting machines Oct. 31

Voters can see how the city's electronic voting machine system operates at a demonstration this week. The system will be used for the upcoming City Council elections.

Members of the Board of Election Supervisors will demonstrate the system on Thursday, Oct. 31 from noon to 4 p.m. in the council chambers at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road.

City officials described the system, known as ELECTronic 1242, as being a direct-recording system that is self-contained.

Early voting will be offered at the Laurel Municipal Center on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Polls are open on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ward 1 residents vote at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road; and Ward 2 residents vote at the Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, 7901 Cypress St. 

For information, contact Kimberley Rau, clerk to the Laurel Board of Election Supervisors, at 301-725-5300 ext. 2121 or



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