COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Several central Ohio counties are beginning to use new voting machines for the May 7, 2019 election.

Voters in Franklin County will now have a choice of voting by a paper ballot or one of these electronic devices, similar to the previous machines.

The county also got new ballot counter machines.

The Board of Elections says the state paid for about 10 million dollars of the new machines, with the county paying for the remaining two million dollars.

The old voting machines have been around since 2005.

A similar system was put into place in Delaware County.