The city of Meridian has spent part of this week making sure all is ready for next week's primary elections.
This is the first municipal race where the touch-screen voting machines will be used.
City clerk Ed Skipper said the idea is to identify any mechanical issues and fix them, so that voting is as convenient as possible May 5 when Democrat and Republican primaries are held.
"This is a required procedure by the state of Mississippi to insure that the machines will accurately record the voter's vote," said Skipper. "So it's checking the programming and checking the machine itself to be sure that it does what it's supposed to do."
Registered voters living in Meridian and in other municipalities across Mississippi, will have the choice of voting Republican or Democrat next Tuesday.
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