Here’s everything you need to know for Tuesday’s election

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The 2019 Lebanon County municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5. We’ve got all the information you need to know for Election Day below.

This election will be the first for the county’s new election machines. As we reported in July, these machines were mandated by the state as part of a requirement to switch to electronic machines that would create backup paper records of all ballots cast.

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Until recently, this was an unfunded mandate, but action this week by the state legislature secured $90 million in funding for these machines as part of an election reform package that will also do away with straight party ticket voting (although not for this election).

“This commitment of $90 million is crucial for counties who are continuing to work to meet requirements to purchase new, voter-verifiable paper trail elections systems by April 2020,” said County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania president Kathi Cozzone in a statement. “We thank the Administration and General Assembly for their partnership in securing this funding.”

Across the county’s 60 precincts, voters will have the option of voting in two different ways. Paper ballots may be used (find a sample of yours below) as well as electronic ballot marking machines. Both manually and automatically marked ballots will be fed into a device, the DS200, that will serve as the primary tabulating system.

This will be the second election that the county has had 60 precincts, with five of the county’s busiest locations having been split for the primary election this past May.

Read More: New polling places for May 21 primary, last election before new voting machines

For a tutorial on how to use the ballot marketing device, called ExpressVote, see below. We have also included a video of the DS200 system in case you are interested. As votes come in, results will be available on the county’s website in PDF’s containing summary and precinct-level results.

More information follows, including sample ballots, a link to polling place locations, and video tutorials of the new voting machines. If there’s something you think should be added to this post, send us a message using the form below and we’ll do our best.

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Who’s on the ballot?

Find your sample ballot in PDF format below.

Where to vote?

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Click here to view a PDF with polling locations across the county.

How to vote?

Digital ballots

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Paper ballots

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