YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE COVERAGE MOVES CLOSER TO HOME
WITH THE PUSH TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE'S BALLOT COUNTS
- AND, COUNTS ONLY ONCE.
KXLY4'S DREW REEVES, WORKING 4 YOU IN COEUR D'ALENE
DREW, ELECTIONS OFFICIALS SHOWED YOU TODAY HOW THEY'LL
ENSURE A FAIR ELECTION.
NADINE THEY DID.
KOOTENAI COUNTY OFFICIALS PERFORMED A LOGIC AND ACCURACY
TEST WITH THEIR BALLOT TABULATING MACHINES.
THESE TESTS ARE DONE BEFORE EACH ELECTION.
TO ENSURE THE PUBLIC HAS TRUST IN OUR ELECTION PROCESS.
KOOTENAI COUNTY ELECTION OFFICIALS MAKING SURE TODAY
THAT VOTERS HAVE TRUST IN OUR ELECTION PROCESS.
A VOTE TABULATOR.
WAS PUT TO THE TEST.
AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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We do that to the public for transparency to show
that we've done testing and our machines are doing
what they're supposed to.
THE KOOTENAI COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE WILL RUN TWO
OF THESE TOMORROW NIGHT.
ALL BALLOTS MUST BE TURNED IN BY 8 P-M.
THEN IT'S A LONG NIGHT OF VERIFYING VOTES.
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I'm really hoping that we're done by 3 am, or sooner.
but 3 am is what we've been kind of estimating just
from what we've seen so far.
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The top bin is our blanks or our indeterminate marks,
the ballots that can't be read.
The middle is for our write-in candidates and then
the bottom is for our ballots that have been processed,
they have been counted.
A SEPARATE GROUP ALSO HANDLES TALLYING VOTES FOR LEGITIMATE
AND IT TURNS OUT, MANY VOTERS AT THE KOOTENAI COUNTY
ELECTIONS OFFICE TODAY AREN'T TOO WORRIED ABOUT A
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Not in the least.
You've got both parties who supposedly are handling
the election process at the polls and stuff.
And if that's the case, you can't blame both parties.W13
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I really don't.
I believe that we have to believe in the system.
If it doesn't work this way, then we're jus like all
the other countries that it doesn't happen.
THERE ARE 70 POLLING LOCATIONS IN KOOTENAI COUNTY.
AND BALLOTS MUST BE TURNED IN BY 8 P-M TOMORROW TO
AND DREW, YOU MENTIONED A DUPLICATION BOARD.
HOW CAN PEOPLE BE CERTAIN THAT THEY ARE ACCURATELY
NADINE, CARRIE PHILLIPS TELLS ME THAT THE WORKERS
ON THE DUPLICATION BOARD ARE TRAINED TEMPORARY WORKERS
WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE ELECTION PROCESS FROM
REPORTING IN COEUR D'ALENE.
DREW REEVES, KXLY 4 NEWS.