Cullman County voters will check in electronically at the polls Tuesday

Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune

Cullman County Judge of Probate Tammy Brown demonstrates the use of an ExpressPoll Tablet electronic pollbook. The pollbooks will be used at all Cullman County voting precincts in Tuesday’s election. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN – The General and Constitutional Amendment Election is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

New in this election, all Cullman County polling locations will be equipped with ExpressPoll Tablet electronic pollbooks, which means that voter check-in will be done electronically by poll workers.

According to Cullman County Judge of Probate Tammy Brown, “The ExpressPoll Tablets are compatible with the statewide voter registration system. This provides functionality for quickly and accurately uploading voter history into the statewide voter registration list.”

Brown said these tablets “are secure with uploads and downloads of voter election information.”

Instead of signing their names in an actual book, voters will sign the tablet with guidance and instruction from election workers.

“Most people do not like change,” said Brown, “but with technology moving at a rapid rate of speed we must move forward to keep up.”

What you’ll see on the ballot

In addition to several statewide races, Cullman County voters will see a handful of local races, but only one in which there is opposition: Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick, a Republican, is facing challenger and former Cullman County Coroner Gary Murphree, who is a Democrat.

Voters will also decide four state constitutional amendments, dealing with the 10 Commandments, abortion, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees and vacancies in the Alabama House of Representatives and Senate. One local amendment will address how the money for feeding inmates in the Cullman County Detention Center is managed.

For a full list of all races and amendments Cullman County voters will see on their ballots, visit

ExpressPoll Tablet Memo from Cullman County Judge of Probate Tammy Brown by TheCullmanTribune on Scribd

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