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Retiring Clerk Lauds Changes

Canton, IL – Retiring Fulton County Clerk Randy Rumler says changes in election procedures are the major change he's seen in 23 years in office. Rumler says technology changes have made it easier for a voter to be sure that he or she is casting the ballot desired. Rumler says the machines can catch overvoting, which prevents a ballot from being thrown out for errors. However, he's insistent that machines should have a paper trail that can be checked in case of questions.