When, where DeKalb voters can try out new voting machines this month

(left to right) Chairman of the Elections Board Samuel Tillman, Director of Voter Registration and Elections Erica Hamilton and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger talks as Kentavious Ford unloads a pallet from a shipment of Georgia’s new secure paper-ballot voting machines at the Dekalb County Voter Registration and Elections offices in Avondale Estates on Monday December 30, 2019. (Photo by Phil Skinner).
(left to right) Chairman of the Elections Board Samuel Tillman, Director of Voter Registration and Elections Erica Hamilton and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger talks as Kentavious Ford unloads a pallet from a shipment of Georgia’s new secure paper-ballot voting machines at the Dekalb County Voter Registration and Elections offices in Avondale Estates on Monday December 30, 2019. (Photo by Phil Skinner).

DeKalb County residents still have several opportunities this month to get familiar with the state’s new voting machines.

The county is hosting a number of events to let the public try out the machines, which state officials are pushing to have in place for March's presidential preference primary (which, in DeKalb, also includes a special election for sheriff). The new machines involve a combination of touchscreens, printed ballots and scanners.

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Upcoming voting machine demonstrations are listed below, as provided by the DeKalb elections office.

Jan. 22: 6 to 8 p.m. at Shy Temple, 2030 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur

Jan. 25: 9 to 11 a.m. at Stephenson High School, 922 Stephenson Road, Decatur

Jan. 28: 9 a.m. to noon at DeKalb County Board of Commissioners meeting, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur

Jan. 29: Noon to 2 p.m. at Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Stonecrest

Jan. 30: 1 to 3 p.m. at Flat Shoals Library, 4022 Flat Shoals Road, Decatur