Greene County Board of Elections to Conduct Voting Machine Tests
Snow Hill, N.C. – The Greene County Board of Elections on Thursday, September 16 will conduct logic and accuracy (L&A) tests on voting systems that will be used in the upcoming municipal elections on November 2, 2021, for the Town of Hookerton, Snow Hill, Walstonburg, and the Maury Sanitary Land District. L&A testing ensures each voting system will correctly count and tabulate each ballot cast.
“Logic and accuracy testing of voting machines occurs before every election in Greene County. We conduct this test with a bi-partisan team of registered voters in Greene County to ensure our voting machines are ready for the election. We welcome the public to attend and watch the process.” said Trey Cash, director of the Greene County Board of Elections.
Before every election, county boards complete L&A testing to ensure 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. Face masks are required to be worn.
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Location: Greene County Board of Elections, 110 SE First Street, Snow Hill, NC 28580
Contact: Trey Cash, Elections Director