On Wednesday, the Mesa County Election's Office was busy testing voting equipment for the upcoming election.
The office conducted the logic and accuracy test from 9:00 a.m. to around 3:00 p.m.
According to Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner, nearly 1,600 test ballots were put together by the county, and both Republican and Democratic parties of Mesa County hand-tallied their own test deck outside of the office.
Both political parties compiled 2,500 test ballots each.
The total number of test ballots which were run through the machine was just under 7,000.
All of the test ballots were counted by hand this morning by election office employees before being run through the voting machines, to make sure the equipment was precise.
"That all needs to happen before ballots go out or any machines are sent out to any of the polling locations, so that we're assured, and the public is assured that everything is counting properly," said Reiner.
Every election Mesa County runs is tested at least three times, according to Reiner.
She said there's an internal test initially to make sure the program is functioning correctly, then the logic and accuracy test is conducted to make sure the equipment is on point and following the election a post-audit is held to assure validity in the system.
If you want to vote in this year's election, you want to make sure the election's office has your updated address.
The last day to register to vote is October 9.