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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia's Election Commission has certified a new voting system for use in state elections.

The commissioners unanimously voted Friday to accept the new system made by Elections Systems & Software of Omaha, Neb.

Secretary of State's Office spokesman Jake Glance says the system features new technology that will enable counties to count ballots faster and more accurately.

Glance says counties will have the option to purchase the new system.

The state Election Commission last certified an electronic voting system in 2005.

Under state law and the federal Help America Vote Act, voting systems must be tested to verify security and accuracy at both the federal and state level. A federal commission already has certified the system.

 

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