Fairfax Voters: Test New Voting Machines and Provide Input

February 12, 2014 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Fairfax County voters will have the opportunity to test new voting machines and provide input at four events being held throughout the county on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22.  The Fairfax County Office of Elections is in the process of replacing its aging voting equipment and is reviewing new machines for ease of use, as well as accessibility for people with disabilities and for voters for whom English is not their primary language.

“We have some critical decisions to make this year on purchasing new voting machines for our citizens,” said Electoral Board Secretary Brian Schoeneman. “This is a rare opportunity to provide voters with a chance to test drive different voting machines and give input on what voting equipment will provide them with the best and most secure voting experience.”

“We are hoping that diverse voters representing all our communities participate in these events,” added General Registrar Cameron Quinn.

No registration or advance notice is required to participate in four of the events.

Friday, February 21:  

Tysons Corner Center Mall, 2 to 4 p.m.
3rd floor food court
1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner
Directions

Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.
Lobby
2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston
Directions

Saturday, February 22:

George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Robert H. & Clarice Smith Auditorium (enter through the gift shop – no admittance charge for this event)
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon
Directions

George Mason Regional Library, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Lobby
7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale
Directions

For more information on the voting machine demonstrations, contact the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776, TTY 711. Information on elections and voting in Fairfax County can be found at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections.

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