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Testing of voting equipment for the November 8, 2016 General Election is complete

MIAMI (October 19, 2016)

The Miami-Dade County Elections Department concluded an in-depth review of its voting equipment today in preparation for the November 8, 2016 General Election.

The “Logic and Accuracy Test” is the final test prior to equipment deployment for the election.  Each step of the voting and tabulation process was tested: ballots were cast according to a predetermined outcome, and then tabulated and reconciled to ensure the votes were recorded accurately.

Supervisor of Elections Christina White said, “This comprehensive test has been completed and the results are as expected, our equipment is functioning properly and votes are recorded accurately.  Miami-Dade voters can feel confident that we are Election Ready.”  She also stated that voters can be Election Ready by reviewing their customized sample ballot in advance of voting.

The Department will begin deploying voting equipment ahead of Early Voting, which begins this Monday, October 24, 2016 and continues through Sunday, November 6, 2016.  Early Voting will be available at 30 convenient locations, a 50% increase in sites, and open for more hours than ever before, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.iamelectionready.org or call 311.