CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — Many voters casting ballots in West Virginia in 2020 will do so on new voting machines.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported the state has used a federal grant to help fund upgrades. Secretary of State Mac Warner made the announcement Wednesday. The state has spent about $13 million on voting machines. More than $11 million went toward touchscreen voting machines.
The state is also preparing to get another round of the grant again. Warner says 64% of voters will cast a 2020 ballot on a new voting machine. That would be an increase from 16% of voters in 2016.
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