Voting machines in Harrisonburg tested ahead of upcoming election

Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 5:36 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — As part of a state mandate, the City of Harrisonburg Electoral Board tested the accuracy of voting machines on Tuesday to make sure they are ready for the democratic primaries.

Director of Elections Mark Finks says they are testing the machines earlier than normal because early voting starts April 23 for the June 8 election. Two of the machines tested will be run in the City Hall precinct.

To test the machines, a test stack of pre-marked paper ballots are run through the machine. Officials then make sure the votes were counted correctly.

The board of elections members then sign off the machines that are working.

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