Galveston County voters on the first day of early voting Monday encountered new devices that incorporate touch screens and paper ballots.

The devices will be used to secure votes in a safe manner, Galveston County Clerk Dwight Sullivan said.

José Mendiola: 409-683-5230 or jose.mendiola@galvnews.com

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Richard Moore

I like the archival qualities of the paper, but do not understand why they have to be counted twice? When do they become official?

Count one: ... inserted into a scanning machine that tallies the votes “

Count Two: “deputy and election judge will take the ballots to the county clerk for final counting”

Carlos Ponce

It's a tangible back up.

Chris DeVries

I voted yesterday at the Nessler Center and was impressed with the system - and with the professionalism of the poll workers there as always. This seems like a great decision by our county - kudos to all.

Paula Flinn

I voted today at Moody Methodist on 53rd, and it was easy. Helpers are there to assist you if you need some help.

Jose' Boix

Chris, ditto your comments regarding the ease of voting and the awesome Poll Officers.

Dwight Burns

I enjoyed the voting experience on the new voting machines. I voted in Dickinson at the senior citizens building on Hwy-3. The officials were all professional and pleasant.

PS Robbins

Voted yesterday in Dickinson; didn't have any issues being somewhat Tech savvy; those who are not may have some difficult with this added step in the process

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