(NPR) — A district encompassing Greater Seattle is set to become the first in America in which every voter can cast a ballot using a smartphone.
The new tech will be used for a board of supervisors election.
King County, Wash., plans to allow all eligible voters to vote using their smartphones in a February election. It's the largest endeavor so far as online voting slowly expands across the U.S.
The King Conservation District, a state environmental agency that encompasses Seattle and more than 30 other cities, is scheduled to detail the plan at a news conference on Wednesday. About 1.2 million eligible voters could take part.
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The new technology will be used for a board of supervisors election, and ballots will be accepted from Wednesday through election day on Feb. 11.