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 VI. Tech Thursday

Idaho: The Blaine County commission voted to authorize the county elections office to spend $30,000 to buy 15 new voting machines. The ExpressVote machines will replace the county’s older AutoMARK machines.

Indiana: Hoosiers head to the polls on May 5 and many of them will be using new voting machines for the first time including in Marion County and Miami County.

Tennessee: The Wilson County election commission has partnered with Volunteer State Community College and WANT-FM to create online training for poll workers. The Media Services Department at Vol State provided the equipment, expertise and hours of editing to develop several online classes. The online training allows poll workers to learn and review information presented in class.

Washington: A Facebook ad encouraging people to register to vote netted Washington 13,072 new online voter registrations and updates on March 18, the most for a single day since OVR launched in 2006. The previous one-day high was 12,655 on Oct. 8, 2012, the deadline before the last big presidential/gubernatorial election year. “We are pleased with the influx of new voters as we head into the state Primary and General Election season,” Wyman told the Daily Sun News. “We love using social media as one of the avenues to attract new voter registrations.”