The additional machines fit with the recommendations of a report released Thursday into voting delays in the November 2004 election, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported.
Ohio State University engineering professor Theodore Allen wrote the report, which was commissioned by the county's board of elections.
The report also suggested that voters head to the polls around lunchtime, which is the least crowded time of day for voting. The longest lines are found in the morning when the polls open, and in the late afternoon after work.
Increasing absentee voting would also reduce lines at polling place, the report suggested.
Allen told the board of elections he was worried that ballot issues this November -- statewide issues are expected on payday lending and casino gambling -- may also slow down voting.
The board of elections has asked county commissioners for $300,000 to acquire additional machines for the November elections. County commissioners have yet to decide whether to approve the request.
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