Midland County tests voting machines

Elections Local

Midland County held a public testing of its voting machines Tuesday, as well as announcing some changes to its procedure.

The public was invited to the test of the machines following the November elections, which resulted in an election contest of the MISD school bond – a process that has still not ended.

Changes have been made to the chain of custody process, including new sheets and new ballot boxes. 50 new blue ballot boxes have been ordered. The overflow box from the disparity was a tin box – hastily switched in to replace a full blue ballot box.

Midland County will use DS200 machines, not the DS450 which were used in the November election. The DS450 machines used in November are not to be cleared of memory from the November election.

In addition to the equipment additions, Land said the judges will receive training from the Secretary fo State’s office.

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