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Tue November 8, 2011
New Paper Ballots in Calloway County
By Gary Pitts
Murray, KY – Voters in Calloway County today saw a familiar ballot type. Calloway County Clerk Ray Coursey Jr. says the precincts will be using paper ballots this year, and officials will feed them into a scanner to speed up the counting process.
"The scanner reads the ballot. But we've got the paper ballot to rely on if there's ever a question about the number of votes for a particular candidate in an election, we'll have the paper ballots available."
Coursey says the paper ballot system is more reliable and accountable for possible recounts. While voter turnout throughout the state is expected to be fairly low, Coursey believes Calloway County will exceed the state average.