Elections Director Says iPads Will Make for Smoother Check-in During Voting

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s a new day for elections in the city.

About a third of polling places will be equipped with iPads instead of those thick, paper books.

Elections director Gary Stoff says it should make the check-in process much more efficient.

But if someone walks off with one, should you be concerned about your identity?

“It’s not connected to the Internet, so the poll worker can’t use it for anything other than processing a voter, and there’s no way that anybody can hack in by it, by the same token,” Stoff says.

He says all the information on the pads is already publicly available.

Stoff says they have about a third of the iPads they need, and he hopes to have the pads across the city by 2016.

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