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Hillsborough County Canvassing Board To Conduct Public Test Of Election Equipment Thursday

On Thursday, July 21 at 11 a.m., the Hillsborough County Canvassing Board will meet to oversee the conduct of a Logic & Accuracy Test of ballot scanners that will be used in the 2022 Primary Election. 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – On Thursday, July 21 at 11 a.m., the Hillsborough County Canvassing Board will meet to oversee the conduct of a Logic & Accuracy Test of ballot scanners that will be used in the 2022 Primary Election. 

“This is about transparency and integrity. We test every one of our tabulators, and then perform this public test of randomly selected equipment to demonstrate the accuracy of our vote tabulation,” said Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer.

Elections supervisors are required by Florida law to use election equipment that meets the state’s stringent certification standards and to perform this Logic & Accuracy Test before every election.

During the test, stacks of pre-filled ballots are scanned through a random selection of the ballot scanners that will be used for all three methods of voting (Early Voting, Vote By Mail, and Election Day voting) to ensure that the scanners are reading every position on the ballot and counting votes accurately.  

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Upon completion, the equipment will be sealed and kept under camera surveillance until being deployed to voting locations. After the election, the Canvassing Board will oversee a post-election audit to verify the accuracy of reported results.

The Logic & Accuracy test is open to the public and takes place Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, 2514 N. Falkenburg Rd., Tampa, 33619.

Attendees should go to the warehouse entrance at the back of the building.

More information about the 2022 Primary Election is available at VoteHillsborough.gov.

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