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St. Louis County Board of Elections

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David Kovaluk | St. Louis Public Radio

The St. Louis County Board of Elections is upgrading its voting equipment for the upcoming 2020 elections. The county has roughly 1,800 touch voting machines and 500 optical scan paper ballot tabulators that have had their fair share of wear and tear, and the software is now out of date.

Eric Fey, the Democratic director of elections for the St. Louis County Board, said the last time county voters had new voting equipment was in 2005.

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St. Louis County voters will soon be able to review election results to determine how different areas voted on select candidates and issues.

Starting with the Nov. 6 general election, voters will be able to use an election-results mapping tool to examine regional preferences. Those results likely will be available two weeks after the election. County officials aim to help people interested in regional politics.

A pilot of the interactive tool on the St. Louis County Board of Elections website uses results from the August 2018 primary election to show voter preferences in select races — including county executive and prosecutor, and on ballot issues.