Voting Machine Testing Taking Place Ahead of Primaries

October 23, 2018 07:16 PM

On Tuesday, election equipment in St. Louis Park had a required accuracy test, testing that would be conducted all throughout the state before the primary election on Nov. 6. 

The testing is meant to show that the ballot counters function properly by accurately recording votes, rejecting those improperly marked, and notifying voters when they have deposited a blank ballot, among other specifics. 

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Secretary of State Steve Simon said Minnesota is in a good position, especially compared to other states with only electronic voting. 

"It's very hard to hack paper. Obviously so we are in very good shape in Minnesota unlike those dozen or so states that have touchscreen-only voting machines with no receiver and no paper trail," he said. 

The public is always allowed to watch this process. 

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Tommy Wiita

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