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El Paso County conducts accuracy test on ballot counting equipment

Posted at 7:42 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 21:42:46-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The general election is only 35 days away and the El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office is getting ready.

Tuesday, the Clerk's Office conducted a public logic and accuracy test on the county's ballot-counting equipment that will be used for the 2020 general election.

Nearly 11,000 pre-marked ballots were used to test the eight scanners that tabulate votes. The ballots are marked to contain every possible vote combination in the year's election.

The testing is also observed by representatives of both the El Paso County Democratic and Republican parties.

Once the counting is complete, the machines will be secured until election day.

"With a presidential election, with the ramifications nationally and around the world, that this election will have, I understand the scrutiny. And, we're here to assure people that their vote will count," Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said.

The testing is expected to last most of the week and may be observed by anyone who is interested.