Clerk’s office certifies voting machines

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office performed the certification and preparation process for the Absentee and Election Day voting machines to be used in the Nov. 8 General Election.
The testing passed with a perfect match between the test votes cast and the test results. Every voting machine underwent functional testing, according to the clerk’s office.
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.
“Testing is absolutely fundamental in the preparation of any election, and provides an added level of confidence in the accuracy of the election results,” said County Clerk Sharon Stover.
With the certification preparation process complete, the ICE voting machines are ready for deployment to the three vote centers, which are: Los Alamos County Municipal Building - Council Chambers, Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building, multi-purpose room, and the White Rock Library’s  multi-purpose room.
Voter registration closed Tuesday. Absentee voting (early voting) began Tuesday, with voting will take place in the council chambers of the Municipal Building, located at 1000 Central Avenue. Voters that prefer a ballot be mailed, need to complete an absentee application, which can be downloaded on the clerk’s webpage, or by calling the clerk’s office and requesting an application be mailed.
For more information on the upcoming General Election, visit the clerk’s webpage at losalamosnm.us.