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State's voting machine mandate sparks anger among region's officials

"There just isn't the paper trail with the electronic machines," Farber said. "There is a greater risk for voting fraud with them."

According to Minerva Supervisor Mike McSweeney, he observed a voter struggle with the electronic machine for nearly an hour during a recent election.

"They are anything but user-friendly," McSweeney said this week.

Although already compliant, Hamilton County officials are also expressing frustration over the constant software updating and expensive storage costs of the highly sensitive electronic machines, Farber said.

"We have several supervisors who are pretty upset about this," he said.

Farber said that Hamilton County supervisors are currently discussing a resolution of support for the counties rejecting the mandate.

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