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Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:34 am

ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR

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In the November 2014 election, Amendment 1 passed statewide. Following the election, opponents of the issue filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the passage of amendment 1 and asking to invalidate the vote.

Voting machines that were used in all Tennessee Counties have been locked against voting since the November election but now with the approaching Presidential Preference Primary, measures must be taken to ready the machines for the election.

elections-usa-2008In order to move on and because of the lawsuit, election commissions must now remove the results from the November election and preserve them for the upcoming court action.

Representatives with the MicroVote Corporation will travel to most of the counties that use the infinity voting machines and extract the data from the internal components of all machines used in the November 2014 election.

Political party chairs and the general public have been given notice of the upcoming event in Grundy County. The extraction of votes and securing of the data will be on Wednesday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m., in room 3 at Altamont City Hall. The City Hall is located at 1433 Main Street.

Because the court case involves all counties, expenses incurred relating to the proceedings will be paid by the state, there will be no cost to the county.