Most of the countyâ€™s 80,000 registered voters will vote as they have in the past, on paper ballots. However, any voter may use the electronic voting machine, according to material from the Secretary of Stateâ€™s office.
Tuesday, what was old was new again, and for folks like Ruby Slappy, using a paper ballot was just fine with her.
"We feel like (the electronic system) was not doing its job, what it's supposed to do," said Slappy, of Aliquippa. "If you vote for one person, someone else's name comes up. I always liked the paper ballots."
The county was using paper ballots Tuesday for the first time since May 1998, because the Pennsylvania Department of State decertified the Patriot electronic voting system, saying it was unreliable.