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Meet your new voting machines and early voting venue

The supervisor of elections will have new computer voting machines in precincts next spring.

DS200 and Express Vote were available for tryouts at Spanish River Library’s meeting room Wednesday. That’s the new site for early voting for March 17, 2020, the combined presidential primary and Boca’s municipal election.

Boca’s early voting site was moved from the Downtown Library at 400 NW Second Ave. Why the change of venue? The possibility construction could start on the Brightline train station and parking garage, according to the city.

Registered voters can vote in any of 16 early voting sites, said Alison Novoa, public information officer and strategic initiatives director.

Early voting times in March are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 7 through 15. Polls are open Election Day 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can register or change their party through Feb. 18.

There are no plans to change precincts, but make sure the polling place hasn’t changed, Novoa said.

The county commission had $11 million set aside for 975 new machines. But her office spent closer to $15 million to update outdated systems and equipment, said Wendy Sartory Link, supervisor of elections.

She urges homeowner and condo associations or clubs who want to try out the new machines to go to or call 561-656-6200. The office is also recruiting poll workers. Go to the same web site and click on poll workers.

By Marci Shatzman


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