Public Test of Election Equipment
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 4:27pm
The City Clerk’s Office invites the public to observe its public test of election equipment this weekend. The City of Madison conducts its public test on a Saturday in order to make the process as accessible to the public as possible.
Prior to each election, the City Clerk’s Office tests its DS200 tabulators to make sure they will accurately count votes on Election Day.
After testing each machine for accurate vote tabulation, City Clerk’s Office personnel secure the ballot box and scanner with tamper evident seals that are marked with unique serial numbers. The Clerk’s Office documents these serial numbers at the public test, and election officials verify the serial numbers as they open the polls on Election Day.
The City of Madison public test of election equipment will be held at 2713 E. Washington Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, and on Monday, August 6. The Clerk’s Office will break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. each day.
- Maribeth Witzel-Behl, 608-266-4601, firstname.lastname@example.org