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September 29, 2015

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Mircalla Wozniak, Communications Specialist, 303.413.7766

Boulder County to test ballots and equipment for upcoming election

Boulder County, Colo. -- The Boulder County Elections Division will conduct a logic and accuracy test beginning on Tuesday, October 6 on ballots and equipment to be used for the 2015 Coordinated Election.

The test ensures equipment properly tabulates votes. Each type of ballot and all ballot styles will be tested to make sure ballots are properly printed and to verify the scanning equipment properly reads ballots. The test will also confirm that scanning equipment settings are properly calibrated for the ballots. Testing is open to the public.

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

When: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30pm on Tuesday, October 6; After the first day, testing runs from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day until complete.

Where: Ballot Processing Center, Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 1750 33rd Street in Boulder.

Visitors will need to check in at the front desk of the Elections Office, Suite 200, to be escorted to the test area.

After testing concludes, documentation and results will be available online at hbouldercounty.gov/elections.

Boulder County voters can also visit bouldercounty.gov/elections to register to vote, check and update their voter registration, view ballot content, and learn more about local elections. They can also call 303-413-7740 for more information or visit one of three Boulder County Clerk & Recorder's office branches: 1750 33rd St. in Boulder; 529 Coffman St. in Longmont; or 1376 Miners Drive in Lafayette. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Key Dates for the 2015 Coordinated Election:

October 13

  • Ballots begin to arrive in mailboxes.
  • Voter services available at Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office in Boulder.
  • All 24-hour Ballot Drop Boxes open.

October 26

  • Voter Service and Polling Centers open.
  • Last day to register and still receive a ballot in the mail.

October 30

  • Drive-by Ballot Drop-off locations open.

November 3 Coordinated Election

  • Ballot drop-off and voting services available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. to be counted.