Leon County voting machines undergo rigorous testing

Posted at 5:29 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 18:54:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County is testing their voting machines one last time before the Presidential Preference Primary in March.

The machines have been undergoing intense testing over the past two weeks.

Over 100,000 ballots have run through the machines. They've been tested with blank ballots, over-voted ballots, and normal ballots.

On Wednesday, Leon County opened the testing for public viewing.

Both the mail-in and polling locations units were tested, along with the backup-system.

"With all the preparations and testing we test our results through another independent audit system," said William Stewart, voting systems manager. "So really, every election we count the ballots twice, even if there's not a recount."

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