The state of Georgia received 32,000 voting machines and while the majority of the state will test them in the Democratic presidential primary March 24th. However, some local elections will require the usage of the old systems this Tuesday.

Residents in unincorporated areas of DeKalb County will vote on a referendum to restructure the ethics board while the city of South Fulton has city council elections.

Incumbent Catherine Foster Rowell is battling Mathis Ben Colquitt for the District One seat. Corey Alan Reeves, Clyde Eugene Sampson, II, Duane L. McClain are battling incumbent Rosie Jackson for the District Five seat. Finally, Eric L. Richardson is battling incumbent Mark Baker for the District Seven seat.

Dominion Voting Systems, is responsible for installing these new machines in a matter of six months. The Colorado company won the contract because they submitted the lowest bid, $107 million, and according to observers, does not provide the best software. The nation’s largest elections company and the state’s existing provider, Election Systems & Software, received the highest technical score but lost the contract because of their $143 million bid.

The new system is computerized so a prospective voter enters their choices with a touch screen computer. The voter will receive a print-out ballot and will be directed to put the print-out into the ballot scanner, which then puts it into the ballot box.

Georgia plans to install Dominion’s equipment in 2,660 precincts statewide.

Stickers are made available to voters who cast a ballot in the midterm elections at the Polk County Election Office on October 8, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa. Today was the first day of early voting in the state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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