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Palm Beach County Elections Office tests new high-speed ballot scanners

Posted: 7:26 AM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 07:28:34-04
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Testing is underway in Palm Beach County to make sure voting is secure in the next election.

Staff at the county's Supervisor of Elections Office are currently making sure their new high-speed ballot scanners are working properly.

Elections office staff say it is part of a more than $10 million purchase.

The changes will bring Palm Beach County election security systems up to par with the other 66 counties in the state.

“If the Pentagon can get hacked, nobody’s really safe. But we’re doing everything we can do, so between the sensors we recently installed, all the protections that the county has, we’re doing employee education related to phishing and what you can and can’t open with emails,” said Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link.

The next round of testing should be done by next month.

The testing of the new voter registration system should be done by September, which will be in time for elections in March.