Department of Elections Begins Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment to be Used in the November 8 Election

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, September 26, 2016 – Logic and Accuracy testing of all voting equipment to be used in the November 8 election will begin on Friday, September 30. Members of the public are welcome to observe the testing, either in person or via live streaming on sfelections.org/live.

California law requires that Logic and Accuracy testing be performed prior to each election to verify that every voting machine used to tabulate ballots accurately records each vote. The voting machines that comprise San Francisco’s voting system are the Optech 400-C, Optech Insight, and AVC Edge II.  

Testing Schedule:

  • Optech 400-C machines, used primarily to tabulate vote-by-mail ballots

When: Friday, September 30, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., with a break from noon to 1 p.m. 

Where: At the Department’s computer room, located in City Hall, Room 48

  • Optech Insight machines, used at the polling places on Election Day

When: Monday, October 3–Tuesday, October 11 (weekdays only, closed on October 10 holiday), 8 a.m.–5 p.m., with a break from noon to 1 p.m.

Where: At the Department’s warehouse, located at Pier 48, Shed B

  • AVC Edge II accessible voting machines, used at the City Hall Voting Center and at polling places on Election Day

When: Wednesday, October 12–Friday, October 21 (weekdays only), 8 a.m.–5 p.m., with a break from noon to 1 p.m.

Where: At the Department’s warehouse, located at Pier 48, Shed B

For more information, visit sfelections.org or contact the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375.

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Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place,
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375
Sfelections.org

 

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