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SECRETARY OF STATE ISSUES REMINDER OF PUBLIC ELECTION EQUIPMENT TESTING

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

TOPEKA – Secretary of State Scott Schwab today reminded the public that testing of tabulating equipment will soon take place in all 105 counties in Kansas. Tabulators must be successfully tested before they can be used to count any ballots in the November 8 general election.

Under Kansas law, tabulating equipment must be tested before and after each election, known as “logic and accuracy testing.” The purpose of testing is to ensure the tabulating equipment is counting ballots properly. During the testing, both proper and improper ballots are submitted through the tabulator to ensure the counting is accurate.

“This testing is an additional step to assure voters that their vote is captured accurately and securely,” said Secretary Schwab. “I encourage Kansans to take advantage of this opportunity and observe the process.”

Logic and accuracy testing is open to the public. Kansans wishing to observe this testing are encouraged to contact their county election office for more information.

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