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Madison city officials test election equipment

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MADISON (WKOW) -- City officials in Madison tested voting equipment Saturday, to make sure everything works ahead of the primary election August 11.

The test at the city clerk's office was open to the public. Officials tested 93 machines and other equipment, running election simulations to make sure everything will be tallied correctly.

"We want to make sure that the public can see that we're making sure these machines are accurately counting the vote, and then we zero them out at the end of the test here and get them ready for the election," said deputy clerk Jim Verbick. "We seal them up, document all the seals, put the seals in the inspectors statement to show that nothing's been tampered with between now and election day."

There will be another public test of election equipment on Monday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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