BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Election results came in faster than ever before thanks to new voting machines in Raleigh County.

County Clerk Danny Moore says the county’s new machines allow the counting process to proceed much faster. The new voting machines were purchased by the county for a sum of 1.5 million dollars.

“The time of national reporting and state reporting is immediate and technology is amazing when used with elections like we do” 

Danny Moore, Raleigh County Clerk

Results calculated by the county are transmitted by by the County Clerk email to the WV Secretary of State’s Office. The WVSOS Elections Division then uploads each county’s election results into the state’s Election Night Reporting System.

For the first time in several years, all 55 counties reported their results before midnight on election night.

Moore says the new machines also improve election security, which has become a bigger priority for elected officials and voters across the state.