With Election Day just around the corner, making sure the voting machines are operating properly is a top priority.
Today, members of the Erie County Elections Department are testing the software that will be used for the November ballot. County officials say the purpose of this test is to make sure the software works today so they can be confident that it will work during the election.
Doug Smith, Erie County Clerk of Elections, says, “Through this process, the programming predetermines what the outcome should be. If there’s any variation, if something doesn’t match up, we will know that by the end of testing.”
Crews are also labeling the devices with security seals. That way, on Election Day, workers will know the machines haven’t been tampered with.