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The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office conducted a public Logic and Accuracy test on all ballot counting equipment that will be used for the 2018 General Election. This includes the Central Count Optical Scanners, and Voter Service and Polling Center ADA accessible ballot-marking devices. Each component was tested to verify that it is fully functional and free from mechanical problems, properly tabulates votes and ensures each voting unit is calibrated and reads the appropriate ballot styles.

“Successful completion of this key milestone provides the public with confidence in our representative- democracy.” said Chuck Broerman, Clerk and Recorder. “This first step in the election process ensures our election equipment is ready to conduct the election in an accurate and fair manner.”

Members of the bipartisan appointed Canvass Board witnessed and confirmed approximately 4,500 ballots of test votes were cast on each voting unit to ensure that it recorded votes accurately. These test votes are counted by each voting unit as well as the central tabulating computer. This confirms complete accuracy throughout the entire voting and vote counting process. All test votes are cleared, and the voting units are locked, sealed and secured ready to be used in the election.