The county will need to purchase between 80 and 100 voting machines if the vote center concept is adopted. The Election Board is considering ten vote centers for a county-wide election with a minimum of five located in Kokomo and one in Greentown and Russiaville.
The county would save $310,132 over a four-year span which would include three election cycles and the estimated cost of the new equipment is $300,000 or less.
The county would be required to purchase electronic poll books and electronic voting machines for each center. The electronic poll books would cost approximately $1,000 and the electronic voting machines $2,000.