Voters use new voting machines

Many Seneca County voters used new electronic touch-screen voting machines for the first time Tuesday.

Jim Ehrman, director of Seneca County Board of Elections, said they worked “beautifully,” and people were happy with them.

Ehrman said 13 precincts were active with the new equipment in the spring primary. During Tuesday’s election, all 51 precincts in 34 locations used the new machines.

He said he heard a lot of compliments from voters.

“The voters were happy. … We’ve heard (nothing) but good,” he said.

Voter turnout in Seneca County was 24.17%, according to information from Seneca County Board of Elections.