Give new polling machines to proper test today

Ordinarily, Election Day is when we urge voters to cast their ballots. And we do so again today.

Today’s primary election brings two key differences, however.

For one, there are no statewide or countywide issues — or even citywide elections in Tiffin and Fostoria. In all, voters in 13 precincts in Seneca County are to cast ballots at 10 polling sites.

Precincts open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. today are Fostoria 1-A, Fostoria 1-B, Fostoria 3-A, Fostoria 3-B, Fostoria 4-A, Fostoria 4-B, Tiffin 2-A, Tiffin 2-B, Tiffin 2-C, Green Springs village, Adams Township, Pleasant Township and Attica village, as well as portions of Adams and Pleasant townships in Clyde-Green Springs School District.

Another difference is the new machines voters will use today. It may be helpful that the new technology is deployed during a relatively light election.

So, we urge those who are eligible to vote today to do so and put the new polling equipment to use.