(Source: Clerk Cathy Shaughnessy)
The West Bloomfield Township Election Commission will meet next week to conduct a public accuracy Test of randomly selected voting machines. "This test is a state mandated process conducted before every election," said Clerk Cathy Shaughnessy, a member of the Election Commission. "The public may randomly select several machines and the Commission will publically test them for accuracy. The voters have a right to know that the ballot process is safe and secure."
The test will be conducted in the board room of Town Hall Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. and is open to all members of the public.
"In light of the recent incident involving missing voting machine data cards, I believe it is important that anyone with concerns attend the public accuracy test," Shaughnessy said. "I want everyone to know the many safeguards in effect to protect elections and make sure that every vote counts."
Besides Shaughnessy, other Election Commission members include Township Supervisor Michele Economou-Ureste and Township Trustee Gene Farber.