The Department of Elections Begins Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment for the March 3 Election

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Saturday, January 18, 2020 – In preparation for the March 3, 2020, Consolidated Presidential Primary Election, the Department of Elections will begin Logic and Accuracy testing of the voting equipment on Friday, January 24. The testing will be conducted at the Department’s warehouse, located at Pier 31 and the Department’s Ballot Processing room, located in City Hall, Room 48. The Department expects to complete the testing by Monday, February 17.  

The voting machines that comprise San Francisco’s voting system are the ImageCast Evolution Ballot-Scanning Machine, ImageCast X Ballot-Marking Device, and ImageCast Central Scanner, all of which are subject to testing.

Testing of voting equipment is open to public observation, either in person at the above locations or by watching a live streaming on the Department’s website at

State election law requires that Logic and Accuracy testing be performed prior to each election to ensure that the equipment properly records and accurately tabulates all votes. 

For more information, visit or contact the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375.


Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375