Winnebago County Voting Machines Undergo Public Test

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Local elections offices are checking their machines to make sure they will all work properly next week.

On Wednesday, local party representatives saw the county's voting machines in action during a public test.

During the last month, all 126 county precincts have tested their machines and made sure each vote is tallied, scanned and recorded properly.

Winnebago County's voting machines were first used during the spring primaries, and each party's observer believes the machines are running smoothly.

“It worked well the last time. We didn’t have any major problems and it counts the ballots a lot faster, so it get results a lot faster,” Democratic Party observer Tom Ross says.

“I like what I see over here. I like the safeguards, the way that they are able to print our machines first,” Republican Party observer Sue Fiduccia adds.