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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Ballots begin to roll in

Ballot-counting equipment certified by Secretary of State's Office


Last updated 7/30/2020 at 9:06am

Katie Teachout

Jacque Laird, Elections Administrator with the Adam County Auditor's Office, fires up the ballot-counting machine for a test run in the new elections center at 106 W. Main in Ritzville. The elections center was funded with federal and state grants through the CARES Act 2020 and the Help America Vote Act.

RITZVILLE — Adams County's ballot-counting equipment for the Aug. 4 primary election was certified by Heather Sorgen of the state Secretary of State's Office today, July 29.

County Elections Administrator Jacque Laird did a test run of over 700 test ballots to make sure the machine was calculating correctly, while Sorgen observed.

Sorgen said she certified the ballot-counting equipment in Lincoln County earlier in the day, and is headed to Whitman County on July 30.

On election day, ballots will be counted in precinct batches.

When ballots are received in the Auditor's Office, Laird sc...

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