- By Michelle Bobadilla
- Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Board of Elections to Conduct Pre-Election Testing of Voting Machines
Winston-Salem, NC- The Forsyth County Board of Elections will be conducting the pre-election testing of all voting machines, from September 6 through 14, 2022. The testing process is open for public observation; due to limited space we ask that you schedule an appointment. Please call Jay Lerman at (336) 703-2804 to reserve a time to observe the pre-election testing.
County boards of elections are required by state election law to conduct a pre-election test, also known as Logic and Accuracy (L&A), of all voting systems to be used in each election. L&A testing is defined as a collection of pre-election procedures that ensure that the voting equipment and ballots to be used in an upcoming election can properly display the ballot, collect votes, and tabulate results.
The testing process involves a simulated election using pre-marked ballots to be scanned through every tabulator that will be used in the November 8, 2022 General Election. The outcome of the simulated election should result in a pre-determined vote pattern, which indicates the accuracy and readiness of the voting equipment. The ExpressVote ballot marking device is also tested for accuracy and readiness. Only voting equipment that meet the pre-election testing standards will be deployed for use at the polling places.
For additional information, please contact the Forsyth County Board of Elections at (336)703-2800.