Date changed for voting equipment testing


CONEJOS — Conejos County Clerk Nathan Ruybal is planning to test voting devices at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 to ensure all election counting is accurate.


The date has been changed from last report.


As planned, the Logic & Accuracy Test is a step-by-step documented review of a voting device’s ability, prior to use in any election, to accurately produce voter choice for the candidates and ballot measures in an election.


The L&A Test ensures the election has been programmed correctly by casting votes for all offices and ballot questions and issues that are on the ballot on a representative sampling of voting equipment. It also ensures the voting system will accurately count all types of ballots including mail, provisional, VSPC and audio ballots.
Ruybal says the L&A test ensures the election is programmed correctly, the voting equipment is functioning properly and ballots are counted accurately.


The test is conducted in public so that the public knows their votes are being counted accurately. Several members from the public participate in the L&A test, either as members of the Testing Board or as observers.
An important part of the election process is to be open and transparent when preparing for an election.
Each major political party, minor political party and ballot issue committee that has an issue on the ballot, as well as the coordinating entity may designate one person who must be allowed to witness all public tests and the counting of pretest votes.


Before starting the L&A test process, the Designated Election Official (DEO) will appoint a Testing Board, which must consist of one registered elector from each of the major political parties. The electors must be registered voters in the county.


The L&A test is a step-by-step documented review of a voting device’s ability, prior to use in any election, to accurately produce voter choice for the candidates and ballot measures in an election.


The test ensures the election has been programmed correctly by casting votes for all offices and ballot questions and issues that are on the ballot on a representative sampling of voting equipment. It also ensures the voting system will accurately count all types of ballots.

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