Public Test of Voting Tabulators for Primary Election Occurs Today

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that a Public Test of the voting tabulators to be used on Election Day will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 2 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 County Board Room on the second floor.

Representatives of 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.

“The Public Test is an opportunity to demonstrate that our voting equipment is functioning with accuracy as we head into the March 17 General Primary Election,” Staley Ferry said.  “It’s important that we have independent parties in attendance to inspect the outcome of this test so the public can 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 tabulators. The tapes from this L&A testing will be compared against the precinct tapes that are run during the Public Test.

A total of 15 precincts will be tested during the Public Test. These 15 precincts will cover each office that is up for election on March 17.

The Public Test is required by Section 10 ILCS 5/24B-9 of the Illinois Election Code.