Mesa County Officials test voting equipment and check election results

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT/KKCO) -- Thursday morning the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder's Office performed a 'Logic and Accuracy Test.'

Essentially, staff recounted ballots cast in the Grand Junction Municipal Election to verify results and make sure voting equipment is working properly.

"It helps give credibility to the election. We want to make sure the that the machines accurately count the ballots, so that’s what today’s purpose was," City Clerk Wanda Winkelmann said.

This is standard procedure. Staff performs logic and accuracy tests before and after every election.

According to Winkelmann, the numbers gathered by election equipment matched the ones verified by hand 100%.

Election results should be officially certified at the next Grand Junction City Council meeting on April 17.