FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2019
Charles B. Pelkie Jr.
Public Test of voting tabulators scheduled for March 18
JOLIET – Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that a Public Test of the voting tabulators to be used on Election Day will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 18, at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet.
Staff from the Will County Clerk’s Office will conduct the Public Test in the County Board Room on the second floor.
Representatives of the political parties, the press, and members of the public are invited to attend. Representatives from the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office also will be present.
“I am extraordinarily proud to preside over my first Public Test of our voting equipment as we head into the April 2 Consolidated Election,” Staley Ferry said. “It’s important that we have independent parties in attendance to inspect the outcome of this test so that the public can have absolute confidence in voting results.”
In the weeks prior to the Public Test, the County Clerk’s election team conducted internal Logic and Accuracy (L&A) tests on tabulators. The tapes from this L&A testing will be compared against the precinct tapes that are run during the Public Test. A total of 36 precincts will be tested during the Public Test. Each office that is up for election on April 2 will be covered by the test.
The Public Test is required by Section 24B-9 of the Illinois Election Code.
For additional information on the Public Test, call (815) 723-3837.
Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry (from left), is joined by Election Analysts Brandon Swiderski, Mary Pedersen, and Rebecca Leder in preparing for the upcoming Public Test of voting tabulators that will be used in the April 2 Consolidated Election. The Public Test is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Monday, March 18, at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.