Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson made an appearance at the Boyle County courthouse Thursday morning to check out the county's new voting machines.
Also with Grayson were 54th district representative Mike Harmon and retired businessman Basil Turbyfill.
The machines are electronic but still leave a paper trail that allow the votes to be hand counted if need be, according to County Clerk Denise Curtsinger. Curtsinger also said that if the machine breaks down, voting continues.
Voting will work something like this: Voters will get a paper ballot, take it over to a small, private table or booth, fill out the ballot, sign the bottom of the ballot, tear off the bottom and feed the ballot into the scanner. Voters will drop any spoiled ballots and signed slips into a slot on the side. Having signatures allows votes to be checked against a precinct roster.
Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney said he thinks voters will like filling out a paper ballot.