Pierce County Elections will perform the county's official logic and accuracy testing on ballot counting and processing equipment at 10:00 a.m. on April 5 at the Pierce County Elections Center, 2501 S 35th St, in Tacoma. The test is open to the media and the public.
Before every election, Pierce County Elections tests the voting system’s vote-counting software through sample ballot-casting exercises to verify that votes are correctly tabulated and recorded. Testing requires producing and processing a test deck, which is a set of pre-determined valid votes for each candidate and for each measure, as well as one or more overvoted ballots for each contest. After the test deck has been processed through the tabulation equipment, a comparison is made between the pre-determined test deck results and the tabulator results to ensure that the “expected” vote counts match the actual vote counts.
Accessible Voting Unit pretesting will occur on April 4 at 8:30 a.m. and is also open to the public.
The following districts have propositions on the ballot:
- City of DuPont – Proposition No. 1 – Renewal of Six-Year Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Levy
- City of University Place – Proposition No. 1 – Levy Lid Lift for Dedicated Law Enforcement Funding
- Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 – Proposition No. 1 – General Obligation Bonds - $116,000,000
- Orting School District No. 344 –Proposition No. 1 - General Obligation Bonds - $150,000,000
Voting period begins April 7 and ends on April 25
Every Pierce County registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail. Voters should expect ballots to arrive by Tuesday, April 11.
In-person registration and assistance are available at the Pierce County Elections Center. For more information on the April 25, 2023 Special Election, please call 253-798-VOTE (8683), visit PierceCountyElections.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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Kyle Haugh, Elections Manager