Galveston County’s new hybrid voting machines, which use both touch screens and paper ballots, received mostly positive reviews from a few of the thousands who turned out to the polls on a cool, sunny Tuesday afternoon for the second day of early voting.

Several voters said they had been apprehensive about the new technology, which was billed as a way to make voting more secure against fraud. Several said they doubted the technology made voting any more secure than it had been in the past. Most, however, agreed the new machines were user-friendly, made voting only slightly more complicated and added only a little more time to the process.

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Jose' Boix

I can vouch for the ease of voting especially with a couple of "seasoned citizens" one 80+ and the other just 90. No problems at Nessler Polling location!

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