New Voting Machines

You won't see any more chads hanging around Butler County. Its board of elections has decided to buy more than 1,200 touch screen voting machines.

Uncle Sam's putting up the $3.4-Million for Diebold machines that claim to beat punch-card ballots for user friendliness and accuracy.

Betty McGary with the Butler County Board of Elections says, "Since the touch screens now have a paper trail for voters to verify that they have cast an accurate ballot, that the ballot is going to be counted. We have been impressed with those features as well as the security of the touch screens."

All Ohio counties have to choose by the end of May, between touch screen or optical scan voting machines.