So long 21 century touch screens.

This is the first year that technology is not being used in Pittsylvania County.

Instead a paper ballet is what will greet voters tomorrow at the polls. Now voters get a paper ballot, color in an oval beside the name of the candidate, and feed it into a machine.

It's then stored in the machine and calculated electronically.

Voters in the county complained about touch screen voting telling the registrar it was confusing.

If a candidate is written in that has to be counted manually. Only 10 localities in Virginia use only the paper ballot system.

Over in Danville, a touch screen system is most likely what you'll be seeing on election day.
The city bought these touch screen machines in 2005 and isn't changing anytime soon.

"It was a big adjustment getting rid of the lever machines back then. But they (voters) have thoroughly enjoyed it. The officers of elections enjoy working with the system also. We haven't had any problems with the system and we hope to continue using them for many more years in the future," said Peggy Petty, the voter registrar for Danville.

In 2007 the General Assembly banned counties and cities from buying new touch screen machines because they don't leave a paper trail.

The machines will be ready to go tomorrow morning at six, but Danville's registrar isn't expecting them to be used much this year.

Petty is predicting a 35 percent turnout in the city compared to nearly 40 percent of people who voted four years ago.