Davidson County will replace its voting machines with a system that supports a voter-verified paper audit trail. 

According to a release from the Davidson County Election Commission, with the new technology, voters will cast their ballots on the touch screen, which then prints out their choices on a paper ballot. After the voter verifies their choices, the paper ballot will be inserted into a scanner, where the vote will be cast. 

The new technology will be put into service during the Aug. 1 Metro General Election. 

The election commission says the purchase and implementation of the new equipment has been scheduled to afford voters multiple elections to become comfortable with the new voting process before the 2020 Presidential election.