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Charlottesville Electoral Board Test Voting Machines

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Members of the Charlottesville Electoral Board preparing for Election Day Members of the Charlottesville Electoral Board preparing for Election Day
Sample display on a Charlottesville voting machine Sample display on a Charlottesville voting machine
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Charlottesville officials have tested the voting equipment for Election Day.

The machines are all now locked away until November 8.

Friday, the city's Electoral Board loaded 2016 election information into each voting machine. This process allowed members to submit random test ballots to make sure no mishaps occur with the machines when people cast their vote.

The board says Charlottesville is in its third year of using this procedure and it's happy with how things have gone.

"The ballot has been set up so that when a voter selects, let’s say Tom Garrett for the House of Representatives, that the vote actually goes to Mr. Garrett and not his opponent. So we've done that for each one of the possible combinations,” explained Charlottesville Electoral Board Secretary James Nix.

The testing process took almost 3 hours to complete.

Machines for voters with disabilities, including handheld voting devices and audio options, were also tested.

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