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Voting With the Push of a Button

Officials tested out the town's new electronic voting system, which will be used at Town Meeting.

Voting at Town Meeting will be faster and more accurate than ever, thanks to a new electronic polling system that will let residents vote with the push of a button. 

Joel Winett, chairman of Framingham's Rules Committee, said the new system will make polling more accurate and less time consuming by giving each voter a handheld remote that will transmit to a computer system "yes," "no," and "abstain," votes. 

"We had been researching this technology for six years," Winett said.

The town is leasing the technology for a two-year period, at a cost of $11,000 per year. 

Jim Rizoli April 18, 2012 at 04:16 AM
How did the point and click test go? Jim@ccfiile.com
Scott Wadland April 19, 2012 at 01:38 AM
So now the question is, will Town Meeting start publishing the results of the votes so that the citizens get the transparency they deserve?

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