New Voting System In St. Clair County Gets “Two Thumbs Up”

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s a big thumbs-up for the new “voter integrity” system in St. Clair County, which had its first test during Tuesday’s election. It was the brain-child of newly appointed St. Clair County clerk Tom Holbrook.

“It went very well,” Holbrook says. “We took care of complaints as they came in immediately and we had our election results in and done probably earlier than we have in the last seven or eight years.”

The new system sets up a dedicated phone line and e-mail address where concerned voters can immediately contact the clerk’s office.

“I am satisfied that our reporting systems came in,” says Holbrook. “We reacted and had people back out in the field almost immediately,”

Holbrook says most of the complaints that came in via e-mail or through a special hotline involved early voting and were quickly resolved.

He says the votes were tabulated quickly and everybody was able to go home before 10 p.m.

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