LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Possible changes are coming to the way the Hill City counts absentee and mail-in ballots.

The Lynchburg Elections and Registrar’s Offices got a demonstration of a new tabulation machine on Thursday, June 23.

That machine would only handing counting for absentee ballots at the city’s central location, as well as mail-in ballots.

However, Lynchburg officials say other voting machines will be getting a software upgrade if they can get their hands on it.

The director of elections and general registrar for the City of Lynchburg, Christine Gibbons, says that would all come in really handy.

“With the new changes in the law from the General Assembly, saying that every locality have to provide the breakout of numbers from our Central Absentee Precinct and early voting by precinct, this will allow us to do that in an easier and faster way,” Gibbons explained.

Getting those tabulation machines is a multi-step process. First, the Electoral Board has to give their okay. Then, it goes to the Lynchburg City Council for funding approval.

However, Gibbons says she’s hopeful that can all be handled and they can get the voting machines before November’s general election.