County discusses new machines for more convenient voting Posted in: News During the July 12 meeting, Bastrop County elections administrator Kristin Miles discussed with the Bastrop County Commissioners Court a proposal for the upcoming budget for purchasing new voting equipment that would make voting more convenient. Last year, Bastrop County began using ballot-marking devices, which lets voters choose their candidates on a digital machine that prints their votes on a ballot, during early voting, but on Election Day still used paper ballots for voters to mark themselves. The ballot-marking devices at each of the county’s four early voting polling locations allowed a voter from anywhere in the county to cast their ballot ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!