The New York City Board of Elections is pushing for the implementation of new voter kiosks that they say will shorten poll lines and increase the speed of election night communications.
John Naudus, the director of electronic voting systems for the board has presented the prototype, which resembles an orange old lever voting machine and costs $10,000. It replaces the lever with a 72-inch touch screen monitor, a camera and a printer. They hope to build 2,500 kiosks They kiosks will allow poll worker to check in and print a confirmation slip. It will then communicate to the board to alert them of any short-staffed poll sites. Voters will use the kiosks for additional site information and to ensure they are at their assigned poll location.