Prior to approving the adoption and acquisition of any new voting system by the board of county commissioners, the county board of elections must witness a demonstration of the type of voting system to be recommended, as well as one other type of certified voting system. Under G.S. 163A-1117(a)(2), the State Board of Elections may designate sites for demonstrations.

Regional county boards of elections may witness demonstrations of newly certified voting systems from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Haywood County Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville.

The voting systems listed below were certified by the State Board at the meeting held Aug. 23, and all will be demonstrated during the regional sessions:

• Clear Ballot ClearVote 1.4

• Elections Systems & Software (ES&S) EVS 5.2.2.0

• Hart InterCivic Verity Voting 2.2

The purpose of these sessions is to allow county board members to witness demonstrations of voting systems as statutorily required. These demonstrations are open to the public and will take place concurrently, allowing county board members to rotate to each of the three vendors during the time allotted for each session.

County boards of elections will notice separately, if the county boards will be conducting business during these sessions or will be attending only for demonstration purposes. County boards of elections should also refer to Numbered Memo 2019-04 regarding voting system certification procedures.

For information, contact Pat Gannon, State Board Public Information Officer, at patrick.gannon@ncsbe.gov or (919) 814-0700 or (866) 522-472.

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