Officials testing voting machines
DORAL, Fla. (WSVN) -- With just two weeks before the Nov. 6 general election, voting machines are being put to the test by Miami-Dade elections officials.
Officials are making sure all 1600 voting machines are ready for the upcoming election. "We test everything from opening the machines to transmitting and tabulating results," said Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley.
Election officials said each machine is tested three times. Monday is the final test before early voting starts on Saturday.
This year, the voting process could take some time, as voters can expect the longest ballot in Miami-Dade County history. "Most voters will receive a five-page ballot, front and back, and there are some that will receive six-page ballots," said Townsley.
All of the ballots are being counted by the machines, which is why county officials said it is so important to make sure each one is working properly.
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