COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Channel 2 Action News has learned that critical voting machines were stolen just days before polls will open for a special election.
State officials are investigating after equipment was taken from a Cobb County precinct manager’s vehicle. According to Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the equipment was stolen on Saturday evening while the vehicle was parked at the Kroger on Canton Road.
Kemp’s office says Cobb County Elections waited two days to tell his office about the theft of the machines.
The four so-called ExpressPoll machines were the computers poll workers used to check-in voters, and check those off who cast ballots.