In an effort to enhance the voter experience and elections administration within Floyd County, the Floyd County BOE staff members have started printing provisional and absentee ballots in-house for the first time as a test of the new ballot on demand system from Election System & Software.
The system is user friendly and designed to be adaptable to a growing election jurisdiction such as Floyd. Steve Miller, Board Chairman said, “It is an ongoing goal of the Board to ensure we are good stewards of our tax-dollars, and this now allows us to be able to minimize waste within the elections office.” At the last presidential election, thousands of paper ballots were shredded at the Floyd recycle center. According to Floyd County’s Supervisor of Elections and Registration Willie Green, “printing ballots in-house represents effective and efficient improvements in elections administration within the county that will save taxpayers thousands.”
Green said the new equipment will be fully tested in the 2018 gubernatorial election cycle. Despite the technological changes in elections administration, Green said “it was important that his department take steps to reduce its environmental foot print within the county.” So far, less than 1,000 ballots have been printed in comparison to thousands used for previous elections that were pre-ordered from a vendor.
For more information, please contact Willie Green at 706-291-5167.