The Alexander County Board of Elections will conduct logic and accuracy (L&A) testing on voting systems that will be used in the upcoming primary election. L&A testing ensures each voting system will correctly count and tabulate each ballot cast.
Before every election, county boards of election complete L&A testing to ensure proper coding of ballots and tabulation of votes for every contest.
In an L&A test, ballots of each style are coded for a mock election and run through the tabulator. The tests check the voting system’s ability to read each ballot style and the accuracy of the tabulator when counting votes. A bipartisan team oversees the preparation of the machines and ballots and conducts the tests.
L&A tests are open to the public. Testing will begin on Monday April 4 and continue on a daily basis until complete. Testing will be conducted weekdays 8:30am to 5:00pm. Please contact the Board of Elections for more details.