City of La Crosse tests voting equipment in preparation for primary

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Election officials publicly tested voting equipment for the August 9 primary on Monday.

Officials say these tests help confirm the equipment’s accuracy and ensures election transparency.

These tests are required in all municipalities no earlier than ten days before each election.

“This is an open process, we have to notice it and publish in the paper. So anyone can come and watch the process,” said Nikki Elsen, La Crosse city clerk.

The equipment is tested by using a set of pre-marked ballots and then reviewing the results.

An errorless count is required once testing wraps up. If there are any inconsistencies, Wisconsin law requires that those be corrected before the equipment can be used in an election.

After testing is finished, all voting equipment is secured.

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