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El Paso County Elections Department | Lisa Wise, Elections Administrator

ExpressVote Voting Machine Demonstrations Published on: Thursday, March 21, 2019

VOTERS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO VIEW NEW VOTING EQUIPMENT BEFORE MAY 4, 2019 UNIFORM ELECTION

El Paso County voters will be marking their ballots using new election equipment this May. The new system produces a verifiable paper ballot for the voter to review before casting. “I believe the voters are going to really like this new system,” El Paso County Elections Administrator Lisa Wise said. El Paso County began looking into new equipment and conducted demonstrations in the summer of 2016 but, because of proposed changes to the Texas Election Code, chose to wait until the 2017 Legislative Session had concluded before moving forward with securing funding and purchasing a new system. “The current movement in elections across the country is to utilize some form of paper ballots and retain a paper trail for use in an audit or in the event of an election challenge. This system satisfies that best practice”.

“With any change, comes some adjustment and that’s why we wanted to implement this system in an odd numbered year so that voters were familiar with the process going into 2020,” Wise explained. El Paso County voters are invited to attend public demonstrations beginning March 26, 2019. There will be seventeen events held throughout the County in order to give voters an opportunity to view and try out the new system. There will also be a voting machine set up at the El Paso County Elections Office for the public’s use. For the schedule of public demonstrations, please see below or call the office at (915) 546-2154.

Date Location/Room Address Times
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Northwest Annex, Community Room 435 Vinton Rd. B, Anthony, TX 79821 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Irvin Schwartz Library, Meeting Room 1865 Dean Martin Dr., El Paso, TX 79936 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Laura Bush & Jenna Welch Library, TBD 6701 S. Desert Blvd., El Paso, TX 79932 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Officer David Ortiz Recreation Center, Room 2 563 N. Carolina Dr., El Paso, TX 79915 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Jose Cisneros Library, Lobby 1300 Hawkins Blvd., El Paso, TX 79925 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 El Paso County Courthouse, 3rd Floor, Back Atrium 500 E. San Antonio Ave., El Paso, TX 79901 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 Eastside Annex, Community Room 2350 George Dieter Dr., El Paso, TX 79936 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 Bowling Family YMCA, Old Lobby 5509 Will Ruth Ave., El Paso, TX 79924 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, March 29, 2019 Bassett Place, Across Bath & Body Works 6101 Gateway Blvd. W, El Paso, TX 79925 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Pavo Real Recreation Center, Room 2 9301 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79907 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library, Meeting Room 12480 Pebble Hills Blvd., El Paso, TX 79938 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 EPCC Mission Del Paso Campus, Room A134 10700 Gateway Blvd. E, El Paso, TX 79927 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Dorris Van Doren Library, Auditorium 551 E. Redd Rd., El Paso, TX 79912 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 W.E. Neill Community Center, TBD 19210 Cobb St., Tornillo, TX 79853 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 La Fe Montana Vista, Classroom 14618 Greg Dr., El Paso, TX 79938 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 Veterans Park, Community Room 5301 Salem Dr., El Paso, TX 79924 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 2019 Sunland Park Mall, Lower Level, Next to Express 750 Sunland Park Dr., El Paso, TX 79912 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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