Hays County commissioners approve new voting machines

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HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Hays County commissioners will have 400 new voting machines after a 4 to 1 vote of approval Tuesday.

The new voting machines — which cost about $2 million — should be a welcomed sight after Hays County dealt with connection issues to its machines during early voting in 2018.

The machines are considered hybrids, and will not have internet activity, making them less vulnerable to hacking. A paper ballot will be used, but the ballot will be read electronically.

Any sort of upgrades will have to go through a certification process and then be certified one more time.

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