San Juan County voting equipment to be tested

  • Thu Mar 1st, 2018 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors Office

In the upcoming April 24 special election, voters on Orcas Island will decide whether to approve a proposed hospital district. Also on the ballot will be the election of five hospital commissioners, who will take office only if the hospital district proposition passes. Voters on San Juan Island will vote on a San Juan Island School District levy.

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for April 24, 2018, April special election is scheduled for March 14 at 11 a.m. 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 in the San Juan County Elections Office located at 55 Second Street, 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.

All interested members of the public are invited to observe.