RALEIGH — The Halifax County Board of Elections will conduct logic and accuracy (L&A) tests Tuesday on voting systems that will be used in the upcoming municipal elections.
L&A testing ensures each voting system will correctly count and tabulate each ballot cast, according to a press release from Kristin R. Scott, director of the Halifax County BOE.
The following municipalities will be conducting an election in the Nov. 2 Municipal Election: Town of Halifax, Town of Hobgood, Town of Littleton, Town of Scotland Neck, Town of Weldon, Roanoke Rapids Graded School District and Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District.
Before every election, county boards complete L&A testing to ensure proper coding of ballots and tabulation of votes for every contest.
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.
After testing, election staff will reset the equipment to ensure no L&A test information remains on the system heading into the elections.
If you wish to witness the process, L&A tests are open to the public. The public may view the equipment preparation and testing, as long as they do not interfere with the process, at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 10 N King St. in Halifax. For more information, call 252-583-4391.