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Public invited to attend voting system testing

~ Supervisor of elections to test voting equipment for March 12 elections ~

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner invites the public to observe the logic and accuracy testing of the county’s voting and tabulating equipment that will be used in the March 12 elections, including the Town of Longboat Key general election and the Holiday Park Park and Recreation District election.

The testing is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the Supervisor of Elections, Sarasota County Terrace Building, 1st floor, 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota.

Florida law requires the supervisor of elections to conduct a public test on a random sample of the county’s automatic tabulating equipment and reporting software to ensure that both are operating and recording accurately. Voting equipment and software that will be fielded on election day and during early voting, and used to tabulate vote-by-mail ballots will be tested.

In addition and prior to the public test, elections staff thoroughly test all equipment used in the county to determine that the system is properly programmed for the election and that all system input, output and communication devices are working properly.