October 04, 2004

Voter Information System

Voter information kiosk installed at Fargo mall

Posted on Sat, Oct. 02, 2004

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. - Cass County election officials have placed a computerized voter information kiosk at a shopping mall here.

"We're trying to provide as many options as possible," Cass County Auditor Mike Montplaisir said.

The $4,000 information kiosk uses the mall's wireless Internet to connect to a server at the county courthouse, Montplaisir said.

The kiosk was paid for with money the county received for selling used voting equipment to South Dakota, he said.

People can find detailed maps of their Cass County precinct, voting information and sample ballots for the Nov. 2 election. They also can use it to find results after the election.

Voter education is one of the components of the federal Help America Vote Act, which was passed in response to problems uncovered in the 2000 election.

Work on voter education is ongoing statewide, but it's the first time a county in the state has put in an information kiosk, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said.


Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com

AP Wire | 10/02/2004 | Voter information kiosk installed at Fargo mall

Posted by Craig at October 4, 2004 02:00 PM