Public Test of Election Equipment on Saturday
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2:38pm
The City Clerk’s Office is conducting its public test of election equipment on a Saturday in order to make the process more accessible to the public.
Prior to each election, the City Clerk’s Office tests its DS200 tabulators to make sure they will accurately count votes on Election Day. The public is welcome to observe the public test of election equipment, but the City Clerk’s Office has not had many observers when conducting the public test on weekdays.
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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at 2713 E. Washington Avenue.
- Maribeth Witzel-Behl, 608-266-4601, email@example.com