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Posted on: August 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Scotland County Board of Elections Conducts Simulated Election

Laurinburg, NC—The Scotland County Board of Elections held a simulated election yesterday, August 13th, to test new voting equipment that the County is purchasing.  The current elections equipment has been in use since 2006 and has outlived its usefulness. 

Present at the simulated elections were representatives from Printelect, the New Bern company that will be the vendor for the new equipment.  Also present were members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Scotland County Board of Elections, Scotland County Commissioners, and other county officials.  More than 1,000 “ballots” were cast, which were required by the state to determine the machines worked as designed. 

Elections equipment must be tested before being used in an actual election.  The new equipment also includes machines that are ADA compliant and can assist individuals with disabilities in marking their ballot.  More training will be held on the machines throughout the next couple of months for elections staff Director Dell Parker and Deputy Director Chassidy Brewer in preparation for November’s election.

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