Earlier this year Roseville approved a joint powers agreement with Ramsey County and other Ramsey County municipalities to purchase voting equipment that will be used for elections for the next decade.
The new election equipment will be on display at Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive, throughout the month of June. Residents are able to stop at the Administration Department to test the voting equipment.
The new equipment offers many advantages over the older ballot counters. It meets current federal voting system standards and incorporates the most modern technology available for paper ballot voting. The equipment also offers enhanced security for voting and explicitly shows when a ballot has been counted.
Ballots will be easier to prepare and will cost less to print. They will be designed to conform to generally accepted accessibility and readability standards. Additionally, the machine’s compact design make it easy for election judges to transport, setup, and operate.
Ramsey County has developed a video that shows how the new ballot counter works. It is available at www.cityofroseville.com/Elections.