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Chicago to debut electronic poll directories

CHICAGO — Election judges in Chicago will have electronic poll directories for next week's election instead of the usual 600-page-long books.

Chicago Board of Election Commissioner Langdon Neal had a news conference Wednesday to discuss the new tablet-like devices. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that it will make looking up voter names much faster during next Tuesday's primary election. Instead of thumbing through the paper books, judges will be able to instantly look up voters electronically.

It will help with finding voter polling stations along with other information.

Neal says the system has been in testing for about a year. Paper directories will still be available at the city's more than 2,000 precincts if there are problems with the electronic devices.

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