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SECRETARY OF STATE ISSUES REMINDER OF PUBLIC ELECTION EQUIPMENT TESTING

Monday, July 25, 2022

TOPEKA – Secretary of State Scott Schwab today issued a reminder to the public that accuracy testing of tabulating equipment will soon take place in all 105 counties in Kansas. Tabulators must be successfully tested before they may be used to count any ballots in the August 2 primary election.

Under Kansas law, tabulating equipment must be tested before and after the 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. Testing is open to the public. Kansans wishing to observe testing should contact their county election office.

“This testing is an additional step to provide voters with assurance their vote is captured accurately and securely,” said Secretary Schwab. “I encourage Kansans to observe this process.”

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