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Board of Elections to Conduct Voting Machine Tests

Oct 5, 2021, 08:45 AM by User Not Found

The Cumberland County Board of Elections will demonstrate logic and accuracy (L&A) tests on voting systems that will be used in the upcoming municipal elections on Tuesday, Oct. 12. L&A testing ensures each voting system will correctly count and tabulate each ballot cast.

Municipal elections for the towns of Eastover, Falcon, Godwin, Hope Mills, Linden, Stedman, Spring Lake, Wade and Eastover Sanitary District will be held on Nov. 2, 2021.

County boards of election complete L&A testing before every election to ensure proper coding of ballots and tabulation of votes for every contest. Ballots of each style are coded for a mock election and run through the tabulator. The tests check the voting system’s ability to read each ballot style and the accuracy of the tabulator when counting votes. A bipartisan team oversees the preparation of the machines and ballots and conducts the tests. After testing, election staff will reset the equipment to ensure no L&A test information remains on the system heading into the elections.

The L&A testing process is open to the public as long as no one interferes with the process.

Time:

5 p.m.

Date:

Oct. 12, 2021

Location:

Cumberland County Board of Elections

227 Fountainhead Lane

Fayetteville, NC 28301

For more information about the Cumberland County Board of Elections, visit the department page at cumberlandcountync.gov/departments/election-group/elections