The idea came from Social Studies teacher Carol Cook, who saw a similar plan in action when she worked in a Muhlenberg County school. As she sought to recreate the experience here, Cook found a receptive ear in County Clerk Wanda Thomas.
To meet guidelines required by the national Help America Vote Act of 2002, Trigg County has to have compliant voting machines by Jan. 1, 2006. Trigg County will begin taking bids from companies Oct. 18 for 15 voting machines — one for each of the county’s 14 districts, and one for early and absentee voters.
The machines will be purchased with $75,000 allotted from the state.
Thomas was pleased with how the machines — one of several makes the county will be considering — performed during the Oct. 4 school elections.
She said the students had no problem using the machines’ rotary dial to make their votes.
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