DORAL (CBS4)- While Florida’s GOP presidential primary is just around the corner, Miami-Dade County Elections Department  tested its voting equipment ahead of the January 31st election.

Election department employees casted their ballots as if they were voters to ensure that the optical scanners, machines and all other equipment, which will be deployed in the upcoming election, are all working properly.

Approximately 750 people turned out to vote to try out every type of ballot. Although it’s an important test, it is mandated by the state.

“This shows voters and us that the equipment is performing as it should,” said Christina White, Deputy Supervisor Elections. “When the results from today’s test match, the predetermined outcome, we know that those equipment have captured the as they should and the equipment is ready.

At the end of the test votes, the machines passed with flying colors, CBS4’s Michelle Gillen reported.

There will be another testing day on Friday.


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