PUBLIC TEST OF VOTING TABULATORS FOR GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION SET FOR JUNE 14
JOLIET – Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that a Public Test of the voting tabulators used on Election Day and during Early Voting will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet.
Staff from the Will County Clerk’s Office will conduct the Public Test in the Will County Board Room.
Representatives from the political parties, the press, and members of the public are invited to attend. Representatives from the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office also will be present.
“For the past several weeks my team has been testing every single piece of equipment that we place into the field for Early Voting and for Election Day to ensure they will function with precision and accurately tabulate ballots,” County Clerk Staley Ferry said. “The Public Test is an opportunity for interested parties to observe this process as we place sample ballots through our tabulators. We want the public to have absolute confidence in the voting results.”
In the weeks prior to the Public Test, the County Clerk’s election team conducted internal Logic and Accuracy (L&A) tests on every tabulator. The leaders from both political parties will compare the tapes from those L&A tests against the precinct tapes that are run during the Public Test on Tuesday.
A sample set of 23 Election Day precinct tabulators and four countywide Early Voting tabulators will be tested during the Public Test. This test will include sample results for each office that is on the ballot in the June 28 Primary Election.
The Public Test is required under Section 10 ILCS 5/24B-9 of the Illinois Election Code.