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Charlottesville Voting Officials Prepare for Primary Election

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Charlottesville voting officials are preparing for the primary election next week and that means securing all voting machines until Monday.

Thursday, Charlottesville voting officials invited the public to see how they're preparing for a secure and accurate primary.

First, the Electoral Board tested the machinery. They want to make sure that all candidates and combinations on the ballot are accepted.

Then, they locked the machines in a room that has motion detectors and video surveillance.

"We've got very set procedures for our election officials to follow. I mean, we pride ourselves in our security procedures and so we just want people to know so that they can feel comfortable," said Sheri Iachetta, Charlottesville voter registrar.     

Iachetta says this is all in an effort to make sure there is transparency in the government. Officials will move the machines next Monday to the precincts.

Polling is open next Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information or to check out a sample ballot, click here.

Reported by Alana Austin

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