LAKE COUNTY — What Lake County Clerk Patti Pacola refers to as dinosaurs — the current voting machines — will soon be replaced with new voting equipment, to be in place by the November 2018 election.
“These new voting machines will actually have touch screens,” she said. “They are so convenient and can fold up and fit in a closet for easy storage. We hope updating the system will bring out more young voters. We were able to negotiate with Michigan Township Services for 100 percent funding by the state for the new equipment. Townships will pay nothing, but they will have to pass a resolution in favor of the new voting machines.”