• By Tim Tsujii
  • Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Board of Elections To Conduct Pre-Election Testing of Voting Machines September 29

The Forsyth County Board of Elections will be conducting the pre-election testing of all voting machines September 29, 2021. The testing process is open for public observation by appointment this election due to COVID-19 and the need to maintain proper social distancing. Please call Tim Tsujii at (336) 703-2801 to reserve a time to observe the pre-election testing.

County board of elections are required by state election law to conduct a pre-election test, also known as Logic and Accuracy (L&A), of all voting systems to be used in each election. L&A testing is defined as a collection of pre-election procedures that insure that the voting equipment and ballots to be used in an upcoming election can properly display the ballot, collect votes, and tabulate results.

The testing process involves a simulated election using pre-marked ballots to be scanned through every tabulator that will be used in the November 2, 2021 Municipal Election. The outcome of the simulated election should result in a pre-determined vote pattern, which indicates the accuracy and readiness of the voting equipment. The ExpressVote ballot marking device is also tested for accuracy and readiness. Only voting equipment that meet the pre-election testing standards will be deployed for use at the polling places.

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