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    New voting system set for public demonstrations

    County Elections Office will hold community workshops to allow the public to assess new voting system

    Madera, CA – Madera County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez has announced a series of community workshops that will allow the public to try out new voting equipment.

    "Our current primary voting system is nearly 30 years old," explained Martinez. "While the current system has served all of us very well, it has gone beyond its useful life and we are at a point where it must be replaced."

    Earlier this year Madera County posted a request for proposals for a new voting system. After a thorough review, Dominion Voting Systems Inc. was selected as the preferred vendor. In order to give the public the opportunity to evaluate the proposed system, Martinez is requiring that Dominion provide test equipment for the public to examine. The workshops will be held at the following locations:

    Monday, September 25, 2017
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Madera County Government Center Lobby
    200 West Fourth Street
    Madera, CA 93637
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    9:00am to 11:00am
    Chowchilla Civic Center – Council Chambers
    130 S. Second Street
    Chowchilla, CA 93610
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Madera Ranchos Senior Center
    37330 Berkshire Drive
    Madera, CA 93636
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    11:00am to 2:00pm
    Oakhurst Community Center
    39800 Road 425B
    Oakhurst, CA 93644

    "Prior to purchasing new equipment, I want voters to have the opportunity to take it for a test drive," stated Martinez. "Elections belong to the people of our County and their input is pivotal to the process."

    The workshops will be structured so that the public can come and go at any time during the workshop. It is expected to take as little as 10 to 15 minutes to complete the voting process on the test machines and both Martinez and company officials will be on hand to answer questions.

    For additional information please contact the Madera County Elections Division at (800) 435-0509.