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Miami-Dade County confirms voting equipment accuracy ahead of March 19th Presidential Preference Primary Election


Miami, Florida – The Miami-Dade County Elections Department has successfully conducted an essential Logic and Accuracy Test on its voting equipment, marking a crucial step towards ensuring a smooth and reliable voting process for the upcoming March 19th Presidential Preference Primary Election. This detailed procedure is designed to leave no stone unturned in guaranteeing the accuracy and functionality of the voting machinery.

During this rigorous evaluation, each phase of the voting and tabulation process underwent meticulous testing. Ballots were cast to reflect a specific expected outcome, after which they were tabulated and reconciled to confirm the accuracy of the vote count. This process ensures that every vote cast in the upcoming election will be counted as intended, reinforcing the integrity of the electoral process.

Christina White, the Supervisor of Elections, expressed satisfaction with the test results, affirming that the equipment is in optimal condition and ready for the election. “This comprehensive test has been completed and the results are as expected. Our equipment is functioning properly, and votes were tabulated accurately. Miami-Dade voters can feel confident that we are Election Ready,” she stated, providing reassurance to voters about the reliability of the electoral system.

The department is set to deploy the tested voting equipment in anticipation of Early Voting, which kicks off on Monday, March 4th, and wraps up on Sunday, March 17th. Voters will have the convenience of casting their ballots at any of the 23 available locations across the county, with each site open for eight hours daily.

A crucial detail for voters this election cycle is the necessity of being aware of their party affiliation. Florida’s status as a closed primary state means that only registered party members can participate in their party’s primary. For the 2024 Presidential Preference Primary, only the Republican Party will conduct a primary to choose its presidential nominee. The Florida Democratic Party has selected a single candidate, therefore, a primary election ballot for the Florida Democratic Party is not needed. Consequently, Democratic voters and those with no party affiliation will not participate in the Presidential Preference Primary.

However, all registered voters in South Miami and Surfside will have the opportunity to vote on specific municipal ballot content on March 19th, regardless of their party affiliation.

For additional details or to review the sample ballot for the March 19th Presidential Preference Primary Election, the public is encouraged to visit the official Miami-Dade County Elections website or to contact the department directly by calling 311.

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