The Los Alamos County clerk’s office resumed the certification and preparation process Friday for the absentee and election day voting machines to be used in the Nov.4, general election.
According to clerk Sharon Stover, Friday’s testing passed with a perfect match between the test votes cast and the test results.
Additionally, every voting machine underwent functional testing.
Functional testing ensures the proper operation of the buttons, connections and other components of the voting machines, such as the audio-visual ballot marking interface, Stover said.
“Testing is absolutely fundamental in the preparation of an election,” Stover said. “As you know, during last Friday’s (Sept. 26) initial certification, a glitch was discovered in the blank test ballots, which were sent by the state’s contractor, Dominion.
“This testing provides an added level of confidence in the election results by ensuring that all potential voter choices are tested for accuracy.”
With the certification preparation process complete, the ICE voting machines are ready for deployment to the three vote centers, which are: LAC Municipal Building, Boardsand Commissions room 110, LAC Golf Course meeting room, and the White Rock Fire Station #3.