A proposal to purchase up to 40 new laptop computers was approved Tuesday by the Bay County Board of Commissioners’ Ways and Means

County Clerk Cynthia Luczak  says her office set aside nearly $29,000 to pay for the equipment from Dell. Luczak explained the computers will keep track of voter registrations and hopefully reduce bottlenecks at polling places  for next year’s presidential election when big voter turnouts are expected.