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For Immediate Release:
July 27, 2012

Media Contact:
Christina White

Miami-Dade County Elections Department puts voting equipment to the test for the August 14 Primary Election


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Miami-Dade County Elections Department will conduct a comprehensive examination of its voting equipment in preparation for the upcoming August 14, 2012 Primary Election.  As is customary prior to every election, the Elections Department extensively tests its equipment by replicating Election Day conditions.

"This is just one of many measures that are taken during the preparation of an election to ensure that our voting equipment is ready for use," said Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.

Members of the media are invited to view the "Logic and Accuracy Test," where each step of the voting and tabulation process will be tested.  Ballots will be cast according to a predetermined outcome, and then tabulated and reconciled to ensure the votes were accurately captured.  The test includes everything from opening the equipment to transmitting and tabulating results.

For more information, call 3-1-1 or log on to

Who: Miami-Dade County Elections Department

What:Elections Department Voting Equipment Testing and Media Availability with Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley

When: July 30, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

Where:Elections Department Headquarters 2700 NW 87 Avenue, Doral, Florida, 33172



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2700 NW 87th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33172
305-499-VOTE (8683)