New electronic pollbooks set to go out to North Dakota counties

Training sessions on new electronic pollbooks are planned throughout the next week and a half for North Dakota election officials.


The new devices — 990 of them — will be distributed to North Dakota’s 53 counties for use at polling locations after being delivered to the state in February. Pollbooks are records of voters of a precinct.


The devices, which resemble an iPad, will speed up what has been a paper process for most counties in checking voters and add an element of security, according to North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger.