The Franklin County Board of Elections has scheduled two voting-machine demonstrations and is inviting county residents to attend and view new voting equipment that is being considered to replace the county’s 12-year-old direct-recording electronic voting machines.

The first demo is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the board, 1700 Morse Road.

Voting equipment on display will be from Nebraska-based Election Systems & Software.

The second demo will be from 3 to 7 p.m. March 8 at the board, with equipment from Texas-based Hart InterCivic.

Elections board spokesman Aaron Sellers said the goal of the demos is to gather input from Franklin County voters before a final decision on which vendor the board of elections picks.