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Canyon County using two new, speedy voting machines

Two new machines do the work of four of the previous models.
Canyon County is putting two new ballot tabulating machines through their paces this election night.

CALDWELL -- Canyon County Clerk Chris Yamamoto and other election workers are excited about new counting machines.

The two machines cost almost $250,000. They helped pay for them with trade in for their old equipment and federal money.

Yamamoto said the two machines can count ballots faster than the four old machines combined. This is in large part because they don't have to stop when they come across a ballot with a write-in.

The county is also using new anti-hacking software to keep the results secure.