Election results certified locally
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Aug 15, 2014 | 1251 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Bradley County Election Commission certified the Aug. 7 Bradley County General and Tennessee State Primary election results Thursday afternoon.

Only 22 percent of Bradley County’s registered voters took part in the process during both early and voting day activities.

According to the Bradley County Election Commission Office, there are currently 62,277 registered voters. Only 13,611 voters turned out, leaving 48,666 voters not exercising their right to vote.

Cleveland accounting firm Roach and Reed P.C., completed the certification process. The firm was represented by Joe Reed at Thursday’s commission gathering.

He presented a detailed report regarding the tabulation and testing of the machines used in the recent election.

Typically, Bradley County Election commissioners choose a number of precincts to use in performing testing of the machines. Four locations were chosen for this round of voting, plus one early voting site.

Reed said it was the first time in his recollection all of the designated voting machines used in the monitoring process tested perfectly.

He noted in his report that all test parameters were in agreement, including protective counters, poll lists and ballot applications.

Walker Valley had one voter sign the poll list two times, and all the protective measures used in the vote monitoring process reconciled.

In November, the gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and Congressional races will be on the ballot during the Tennessee State General Election.