Everything You Need to Know About Computerized Voting

October 28, 2010 Updated Oct 28, 2010 at 6:42 PM EDT

By John Borsa

October 28, 2010 Updated Oct 28, 2010 at 6:42 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- The pressure is on for workers at the Erie County Board of Elections. For the first time during Election Day, all voters in the county will be using computerized scanners to cast their vote.

500,000 paper ballots are being printed and the scanners are being rolled out of the county's warehouse to more than 400 polling places.

"We're pretty excited about it. We feel that we're prepared for anything that can go wrong on Election Day and hopefully nothing will," said Republican Elections Commissioner Ralph Mohr.

Voters will find new larger privacy screens when they vote.

"We made them out of plastic," said Mohr. "We have the instructions on the inside of the booths as well as we had a delivery of canvas voting booths which afford people greater privacy if they so desire."

The paper ballots are filled out using a number two pencil by filling in the bubble next to the candidate of your choice.

The ballots are then scanned and counted by a computer.

Propositions, including one to downsize the Erie County Legislature, are on the back of the ballot.