Pike goes to the polls
Dingman. Voter turnout light was at Dingman #1, where, on the first day of the new voting system's official use, each voter received a receipt.


From left: Laura Orben, Judge of Elections, and Bob Tribus, Inspector of Elections on primary day (Photo by Linda Fields)
By Linda Fields

Voter turnout in the primary election Tuesday was light at Dingman #1 polling place (Dingman Township, Milford).
Election officials were on hand to help voters with the new procedure at the polls.
Pike County is one of only a few currently meeting the mandate for the new voting system. It uses a paper ballot that is fed into a scanner. The scanner records and tabulates the votes with the total displayed on the unit after the ballot drops in.
We can report there were 272 votes a little after 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
An interesting note: each voter gets an official receipt, a proof of their vote with a ballot number and date.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct typos.