Out with the old in with the new, the Hidalgo County Elections Department announced it is looking to upgrade their voting equipment.

County residents were invited to an open house where they were able to test voting machines from the only two state certified vendors. This after the current 10-year-old machines are soon to become obsolete.

The new devices would improve calibration, backup security, and ease of use. The county commission will finalize its choice within the next couple of years.