Ballot Counting Machine Certification

Before every election, the ballot counting machine at the county courthouse is tested and certified to ensure that ballots are counted accurately on election day. Citizens observers are encouraged to attend the certification process and verify that the ballot counting machine is functioning accurately.

If you would like to attend and help validate the ballot counting process, you can meet with other Republicans at the Powderhorn Cafe at 8:15 AM on Tuesday, October 30. The group will proceed to the courthouse from there.

If you’re planning to attend, please contact Josephine County Republican Party chair Bill Ertel at 541-218-6538 or e-mail him at