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New Brunswick's chief electoral officer is reviewing the possibility of using electronic voting machines on a wide basis.

The machines were used in a successful test run in Saint John during this week's municipal elections.

The province's training and employment development officer, Margaret-Ann Blaney, said the government is awaiting a report on the machines. She says there has been positive feedback about the electronic vote count.

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NDP Leader Elizabeth Weir said the quick turnaround of vote numbers this year is a stark contrast to the last municipal election.

Reporters had to camp out until the early hours of the morning for results in some tight races.

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