POUND RIDGE, N.Y. When Pound Ridge voters go to polls on Tuesday they will discover something new.
Gone are the mechanical machines where voters simply clicked a lever then pulled the curtain open to register their vote. With the optical scanner, voters will fill out a card with a pencil, much the way you fill out a SAT test sheet, and then slide the card into the scanner, which reads and then register the votes.
Town Clerk Joanne Pace said other municipalities have used the machines successfully.
There have been some very minor glitches, she said. But technicians are on call to come out and fix any problems.
Pound Ridge will receive six voting machines to divide up between its two polling places. The town has four voting districts districts 1 and 2 vote at the Town House, while districts 3 and 4 vote at the firehouse. The town house will get four of the machines, while the firehouse will have two.
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