Washington County election officials are recruiting additional poll workers to guide voters through the use of new touch-screen voting booths next year.
Election Director Dorothy Kaetzel said about 100 workers will be needed in addition to the 350 usually on duty.
An additional person will be needed at the sign-in table to encode cards that voters will insert into touch-screen computers. At least one more poll worker will be needed to answer questions about the electronic voting booths, she said.
The new system, being implemented statewide, was used in a handful of counties last year, including Allegany County.
In Washington County, it will replace a system where paper ballots were fed into automatic counters at each polling place.
Kaetzel has seen a demonstration of the new system, and her staff will be trained on them next month.
"It's really not that different. It's like ordering a sandwich at Sheetz," she said.