Project manager Tom Feehan looks over some of the state’s new voting machines while thousands are tested and packed in a area warehouse on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /
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How to test new voting machines in Gwinnett

You can take Georgia’s new voting machines for a test drive in Gwinnett County ahead of their presidential primary debut .

The new machines will be available for the public to try out on March 2 at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, according to a county spokesperson. March 2 is also the first day of early voting.

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The new machines include both touchscreens and printed paper ballots. Voters will mark their choices on the touchscreens and then receive a printed ballot that they can review before inserting into a scanner. 

The machines will be out at GJAC from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that evening. The event is being held by the Gwinnett chapter of the League of Women Voters. You must pre-register through a Facebook event to attend.

Early voting will be held at the Gwinnett Voter Registrations and Elections Beauty P. Baldwin Building, recently named for the longtime elections board member.

The new voting machines will be used for the Georgia presidential primary and for all upcoming elections. Early voting for the primary begins on March 2, and satellite voting — early voting at locations besides the main elections building — begins March 9. Both conclude on March 20, and the primary will be held March 24.

GJAC is located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.  The Gwinnett Voter Registrations and Elections Beauty P. Baldwin Building is located at 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200, in Lawrenceville.

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February 9, 2020

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