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Williamson County Election Commission sets date for voting machine inspection


Williamson County Election Commission sets date for voting machine inspection

PHOTO: Voting machines used in elections are seen prior to the Franklin alderman election in October of 2017 at the Williamson County Election Commission./Brooke Wanser

By BROOKE WANSER

The Williamson County Election Commission has announced they will inspect voting machines prior to the August 2 primary election on Thursday, July 12.

The inspection is open to candidates and representatives of political parties, and voting machine technicians will be available to assist those who want to inspect machines.

Inspection will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. at the election commission, located at the county administrative building at 1320 West Main Street, Suite 140, Franklin.

Those who attend can view the official ballot and setup which will appear on the IVotronic DRE touch screen voting system that will be used for both early voting and election day. The electronic machines have been used since August of 2006, said Election Administrator Chad Gray.

According to a state rule filed in 1995, the mandatory voting machine inspection must be made open to media, political party representatives and candidates running in the race.

The first day of early voting for the August primary begins on Friday, July 13.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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