County Conducts Test on Ballot Counting Equipment

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The Mesa County Elections Office opened its doors Tuesday morning, allowing the public to see how ballot counting equipment is run.

The office performed a logic and accuracy test. This test is conducted statewide on voting equipment used in the City’s Municipal Elections.

Tabulators were put through a series of tests which the City Clerk says went well. While the machines do a lot of the work, there’s human interaction to ensure accuracy of the ballots.

“First of all it’s required by state law, but then second it helps us ensure that the results produced by the machine are really what voters intended to put on their ballots,” said Grand Junction Clerk Wanda Winkelmann.

For the upcoming election day, the Elections Office says they have received about 4,000 ballots. They expect to receive 30,000 to 40,000 by the voting deadline.

The last day to vote is April 2 at 7 P.M.

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