The Harrison County Elections Office will conduct a public logic and accuracy test of voting equipment Friday in preparation of the upcoming March 5 Primary Elections.
“It’s that time again: the Public Logic and Accuracy Test of the voting equipment to be used in the next election,” Elections Administrator Donald Robinette announced Tuesday.
He encouraged any interested parties to attend and view the testing of the equipment.
“If you can spare some time to come observe, and or participate please do,” Robinette encouraged. “We always need witnesses of the process.”
The testing will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the elections office, located at 415 E. Burleson St.
“This is a required but also necessary part of every election,” explained Robinette. “This is part of the process in maintaining election integrity and security.
“Come learn about the process,” he urged.
Early voting will kick off Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, March 1. The 10 countywide positions up for grabs for the March 5 Primaries include: 71st District Court Judge, Sheriff, Tax Assessor Collector, County Commissioner Precinct 1, County Commissioner Precinct 3, all four constable offices and Justice of the Peace Precinct 4.
The only county offices contested are the offices of Pct. 1 County Commissioner and Pct. 3 County Commissioner. Candidates in both races will be on the ballot in the Republican Party Primary.
For the Pct. 1 County Commissioner race, three-term incumbent William Hatfield is challenged by former longtime county commissioner Jeff Thompson.
For the Pct. 3 County Commissioner race, Austin Koos and Jason Ainsworth are vying for the seat.