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El Paso County tests new election equipment

Posted: 10:16 PM, May 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-30 00:16:37-04

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office says its new vote counting equipment will be faster, more accurate and will be ready for the June 26 primary election.

Tests performed Tuesday showed the new machine was 100 percent accurate. The office said it also did a better job of verifying signatures on ballots.

”This is our way of auditing our equipment and insuring reliable results to our citizens, so we test our equipment before we begin tabulating, and then we test afterward,” said El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman.

The previous machine had been used to tally votes for the last 17 years. 

It will be used soon enough. Ballots will be sent out to El Paso County’s registered voters next Monday.