Chicago Board of Election Commissioner Langdon Neal had a news conference Wednesday to discuss the new tablet-like devices. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that it will make looking up voter names much faster during next Tuesday's primary election. Instead of thumbing through the paper books, judges will be able to instantly look up voters electronically.
Neal says the system has been in testing for about a year. Paper directories will still be available at the city's more than 2,000 precincts if there are problems with the electronic devices.