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September 25, 2020

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Boulder County to test ballots and equipment for upcoming General Election

Logic and Accuracy Test to take place beginning October 6

Boulder County, Colo. – Beginning on October 6, the Boulder County Elections Division will conduct a logic and accuracy test (LAT) on ballots and equipment to be used for the 2020 General Election.

The test ensures that equipment properly tabulates votes. Each type of ballot and all ballot styles will be tested to verify they are properly printed and read by the scanning equipment. The test will also confirm that scanning equipment settings are properly calibrated for the ballots. Open to the public, but due to COVID-19, public participants are highly encouraged to watch via remote video. Login will be provided. If in person, space limitations and safety directives will be enforced. RSVP is requested.

What: Logic and Accuracy Testing – Testing of ballots and equipment for upcoming election.

When: Tuesday, October 6, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If needed, testing will continue Wednesday and Thursday, same hours or until finished. Anticipated Test Board review of results, sign-off, resetting, and resealing of equipment: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, October 9.

Where: Ballot Processing Center, Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 1750 33rd Street in Boulder and by Teams video conference. RSVP requested by 3 p.m. on Monday, October 5 to Vote@BoulderCountyVotes.org or by calling 303-413-7740. In person space is limited. Additionally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state emergency election rules and Boulder County Public Health COVID-19 safety directives will be enforced. LAT participants and observers will be required to wear a mask and follow instructions provided by staff for the safe conduct of the LAT. Upon arrival each day a temperature check and wellness screen may be required.

After testing concludes, documentation and results will be available online.

Boulder County voters can also visit www.BoulderCountyVotes.org to register to vote, check and update their voter registration, view ballot content, and learn more about local elections.