All Is Set for Local Balloting

In recent years many voters have had concerns over the accuracy of voting machines. Bay County is no exception, and Friday the supervisor of elections tested the machines to make sure they were all operating and tamper proof.

Candidates from the three local cities involved in the Super Tuesday elections were watching the voting machines as Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Andersen performed a pre-test in advance of the municipal elections later this month.

Bay County uses machines from Elections Systems and Software, EES. The equipment is one of only three systems certified for use in the state of Florida.

In the last few years, voting systems have come under intense scrutiny and this test is intended to alleviate those concerns.

Mark Andersen is Bay County’s Supervisor of Elections and says, "We don't have those issues in Bay County. We don't have those concerns. We have a very tight security process, a very detailed process and we want the public involved whenever we're doing anything along the lines of ensuring voter confidence."

Early voters for the April 18 Super Tuesday elections begins Monday, April 10 and ends Friday the 14th. You can early vote at the Supervisor of Election’s Office off Mosley Drive in Lynn Haven between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Make sure you take proper identification like a picture ID and your voter registration card.