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The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Invites the Public to a Voting Equipment Test for the November 8, 2022 General Election

Oct 4, 2022

(Cleveland) – On October 7, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (CCBOE) will conduct the Public Test required under Ohio law for the November 8, 2022 General Election. The CCBOE will test and audit the programming codes relevant to the election to verify the accuracy of the voting systems that will be used to tabulate ballots.

In addition to being required by law, the Public Test is an educational event for voters to better understand the voting tabulation system and methods undertaken by staff to deliver secure, accurate and transparent elections in Cuyahoga County.

“A great way to reassure voters their votes are accurately being counted is to let them see the behind-the-scenes processes with their own eyes,” said Anthony Perlatti, Director of the Board of Elections. “Our staff takes great pride in their work and wants to educate the public on the sanctity afforded to each ballot placed in our trust.

Before every election, the CCBOE conducts Logic and Accuracy (L&A) Testing on every voting machine and system component to ensure ballots are accurate and the votes cast will tabulate properly. This includes voting machines used at polling locations on Election Day and those for scanning Vote-by-Mail Ballots. L&A Testing is completed prior to the Public Test. Following the Public Test CCBOE staff will be available to answer questions on L&A Testing and the Vote-by-Mail processes.

The Public Test will take place at the Board of Elections’ Tabulation Center located at 3951 Perkins Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

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