Dare County Board of Elections to conduct voting machine tests on April 6

The Dare County Board of Elections on April 6, 2022, will conduct logic and accuracy (L&A) tests on voting systems that will be used in the May 17, 2022, primary election. L&A testing ensures each voting system will correctly count and tabulate each ballot cast.

Before every election, county boards complete L&A testing to ensure the proper coding of ballots and tabulation of votes for every contest.

Ballots of each style are coded for a mock election and run through the tabulator. The tests check the voting system’s ability to read each ballot style and the accuracy of the tabulator when counting votes. A bipartisan team oversees the preparation of the machines and ballots and conducts the tests.

After testing, election staff will reset the equipment to ensure no L&A test information remains on the system heading into the elections.

If you wish to witness the process, L&A tests are open to the public. The public may view the equipment preparation and testing, as long as they do not interfere with the process. L&A testing will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Room 168 of the Dare County Administration Building, which is located at 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo.

For more information, visit DareNC.com/Elections or contact the Dare County Board of Elections at 252-475-5630 or 252-475-5631.

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