County officials to test voter counting equiptment

  • Wed Jun 7th, 2017 10:44am
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Submitted by the San Juan County Auditor’s Office

The upcoming Aug. 1 primary election will have voters in the San Juan Island School District deciding on school board directors. There are four candidates for SJI School Board Director No. 1, and three candidates for SJI School Board Director No. 2. The top two vote-getters in each race will proceed to the general election on Nov. 7.

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the August primary is scheduled for June 8. The test works by tallying the results of a prepared set of ballots to see if the results match the votes cast. The test will take place at 10 a.m. in the Elections Office located at 55 Second St., Suite A, in Friday Harbor.

The test is performed before every election to ensure that tabulation hardware and software equipment are compliant with Washington State rules and will accurately count the votes.