The Department of Elections Begins Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment for the November 6 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, September 28, 2018 – The Department of Elections is set to begin Logic and Accuracy testing of all voting equipment to be used in the November 6 election.  Following is a testing schedule:

Optech 400-C machines, used primarily to tabulate vote-by-mail ballots

  • When: Friday, September 28, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. (may continue through Monday, October 1, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
  • Where: The Department’s computer room, located in City Hall, Room 48

Optech Insight machines, used at the polling places on Election Day

  • When: Monday, October 1–Tuesday, October 9 (weekdays only, excluding October 8 holiday), 8 a.m.–5 p.m., with a break from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: The Department’s warehouse, located at Pier 48, Shed B

AVC Edge II accessible voting machines, used at the City Hall Voting Center and at polling places on Election Day

  • When: Thursday, October 11–Friday, October 19 (weekdays only), 8 a.m.–5 p.m., with a break from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: The Department’s warehouse, located at Pier 48, Shed B

Testing of voting equipment is open to public observation, either in person at the above locations or via live streaming on the Department’s website at sfelections.org/observe.

State election law requires that Logic and Accuracy testing be performed prior to each election to verify that every voting machine used to tabulate ballots accurately records each vote. The voting machines that comprise San Francisco’s voting system are the Optech 400-C, Optech Insight, and AVC Edge II. 

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

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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
sfelections.org