Voting Machines Checked, Sealed in Charlottesville

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With Election Day just four days away, voting machines are going into lockdown at the City Hall annex in Charlottesville.

Voter registrars are taking measures to ensure an accurate tally at the polls next Tuesday. The process is known as “logic and accuracy testing.” The voting machines were checked and then sealed. It is a process to make sure the machines are secure and ready for the election. 

The Charlottesville Electoral Board marked special ballots according to the number of candidates to see whether the machines would read them properly.

“We run the votes through our software and compare the results from an actual vote to what is projected and when they match, then we have verification that the equipment is working properly,” said Fred Schneider, voting machine technician.

The machines will remain sealed and in a high security room until they are delivered to precincts on Monday.

Voters will be using the same machines they've used since 2002. The machines provide only electronic confirmation of votes cast.

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5.