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 2019 Coordinated 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 and properly tabulates votes.
“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 6,000 voted test ballots were cast on each voting unit to ensure that it recorded votes accurately. These test ballots are counted by each voting unit and cumulated results are verified. This confirms complete accuracy throughout the entire voting and counting process. In addition, the Canvass Board manually voted 25 random ballots each, and then compared their hand-counts to tabulated results. All test results are cleared; the voting units are locked, sealed and secured ready to be used in the election.