The Department of Elections Begins Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment for the November 5 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – The Department of Elections is set to begin Logic and Accuracy testing of the voting equipment to be used in the November 5 election.  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.

The Department will conduct the testing during weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding the holiday observed on Monday, October 14.  Following is a testing schedule:

ImageCast X Ballot-Marking Devices, used at the Voting Centers and polling places to facilitate accessible voting
When: Tuesday, October 1–Monday, October 7
Where: The Department’s warehouse, located at Pier 31

ImageCast Central Scanners, used primarily to tabulate vote-by-mail and provisional ballots
When: Wednesday, October 2–Monday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 15
Where: The Department’s Ballot Processing room, located in City Hall, Room 48

ImageCast Evolution Ballot-Scanning Machines, used at the polling places on Election Day
When: Tuesday, October 8–Thursday, October 17
Where: The Department’s warehouse, located at Pier 31

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


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