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Oklahoma Getting New Voting Machines

Good news for Oklahoma voters.

Residents will have new machines to count your votes in the 2012 general election.

The state changed to optical scanners in 1992 and they were only expected to last about a decade.

They lasted longer but officials say parts and repairs are becoming hard to find.

The state is taking bids to replace the old system now.

The new system will have to be similar to the old scanning system.

State law requires that the optical scanners read ballots that are marked by voters.

The state election board is hoping voters won't even notice there is a new system that they are sliding their ballots into come November of 2012.

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