Test New Voting Machines at George Washington's Home Feb. 22
Feb. 12, 2014
Celebrate George Washington’s 282nd birthday by participating in democracy at his home in Mount Vernon. The Fairfax County Office of Elections is holding a voting machine demonstration and mock election on Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Vernon’s Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway.
“We are in the process of replacing the county’s aging voting equipment and are seeking input from our county voters on which machines will provide them with the best and most secure voting experience,” said Brian Schoeneman, Electoral Board secretary. "This is a fun opportunity to ‘vote’ for one of our early presidents, including Washington, and test different voting machines at this historic location."
The Office of Elections is encouraging people with disabilities and voters for whom English is not their primary language to attend the event. “We especially want to make sure representatives of these communities test these machines,” noted General Registrar Cameron Quinn.
The Office of Elections is also holding four other voting machine demonstration events throughout the county on Feb. 21 and 22.
For more information on the voting machine demonstrations, contact the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776, TTY 711. Information on elections and voting in Fairfax County can be found at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections.
Vote for your favorite early president on Feb. 22.