TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The Shawnee County Election Commissioner says complexity is becoming the biggest enemy in the elections business.
Andrew Howell asked Shawnee County Commissioners to approve purchasing Ipads to make the process easier.
Howell says the county sees a multitude of ballot styles across the polling places and each election brings changing rules for workers.
Howell asked commissioners to approve accepting a $28,000 grant from the Secretary of State's office to pay half the cost for 120 apple ipad 4's or "poll pads."
Voters won't use them to vote, but they will provide workers streamlined access to voting records and the ability to quickly upload data.
The poll pad software will cost more than $99,000, which Howell says is available in his 2013 budget. They'll be available at all polling places for the 2014 primary.