The Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration aims to educate local voters on the new voting machines that will be used for 2020 elections. This secure paper-ballot system will be used for the first time ever across Georgia during the Presidential Preference Primary on March 24th.

Dr. Tom Rees, Chairman of the Elections Board, says that the machines will print out paper ballots so that voters can verify their selections.

Once you have checked your printed ballot, it will be scanned for tabulation of votes. Dr. Rees indicates that this process may take a little longer than the previous method of voting, but the new system is ‘pretty easy to use’.

For more information about the new voting machines, call the Floyd County Elections Office at (706) 291-5167.

And here’s a reminder – the deadline is this coming Monday, February 24th to register to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary on March 24th.

US Senator Kelly Loeffler paid a visit to Rome on Thursday. She stopped by Swift and Finch coffee on Broad Street to meet with local supporters. Senator Loeffler was appointed in early December by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as successor to Johnny Isakson in the US Senate; she took the Oath of Office on January 6th of this year.