US Virgin Islands: Officials Probe Voting Machine Concern on St. John But Find No Malfunction | St. Thomas Source
s U.S. Virgin Islanders turn out in steady numbers during early voting for the Primary Election, Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes said Thursday she was made aware of a concern with the St. John ExpressVote machines and took immediate action. However, she said there was no “malfunction” of any of the machines. “Voting technicians in each district are on call, upon learning of the St. John concern, a voting technician was deployed to the Julius Sprauve Elementary School to assess the functionality of the ExpressVote machine, there were no findings of any malfunction,” Fawkes said in a press release. Fawkes added that all early voting equipment was tested and certified for use on July 13 by the Board of Elections, which was open to the public and the media. “Voters should be assured that the Elections System of the Virgin Islands operates with the highest level of integrity to ensure that every single vote cast is correctly counted every time,” said Fawkes. Voters have two choices for casting their ballot – manually shading the oval beside the candidate of their choice on a paper ballot, or using the touch screen of the ExpressVote machine to fill their ballot in the same manner electronically.
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