Published: Apr 22, 2014 10:45 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County had about a 33% voter turnout for the Republican Primary election for the district 19 congressional seat, and voters saw new technology at the polls.

Precincts now use what's called 'poll pads' to check in voters when they arrive to vote.

This comes after the county decided to spend $750,000 to add improved technology to the elections process. The poll pads are actually custom iPads and they replace those larges books you used to use when you sign in and verify your personal information when you first go out to vote.

It scans your driver's license to pull up your personal information. Election officials say there were a few hiccups today but overall things went very smoothly.

Vicki Collins at the Supervisor of Elections Office says, "the poll workers have only had one time, one class training with them. So we were expecting to have some little glitches here and there for everybody to get used to using them."

Election officials also tell WINK News they have enough poll pads to outfit all precincts so you'll likely see them as the election season continues.