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Posted on: January 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Vote counting equipment testing on January 10 at 10:00 a.m.

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The upcoming February 14 Special Election will have voters on Orcas Island deciding on two measures. The Orcas Fire District is asking voters to increase the number of commissioners from three to five and the Orcas Island School District is seeking the passage of a capital bond.

A “Logic and Accuracy” test of ballot tabulating equipment used in San Juan County for the February 14, 2017 Special Election is scheduled for January 10. 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 10:00 a.m. in the 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.

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