Peoria County has processes and procedures in place to ensure the transfer of voting equipment and voted ballots on Election Day is logged through every step of the process.
- Voting Equipment is programmed with current election data. Every piece of voting equipment has a unique serial number assigned. Also, tamper proof seals are installed to ensure the election data loaded onto the unit is not interfered with. Both serial and seal numbers for each piece of equipment is recorded to a master document and assigned to a specific voting location.
- Voting equipment is then delivered to the voting location. Before the polls are opened and any votes are cast, these serial and seal numbers are recorded and documented by trained poll workers.
- After the polls close, the serial and seal numbers are recorded again to ensure the same equipment has been used throughout Election Day.
- Voting equipment and voted ballots are transported back to the Peoria County Election Commission by a team of bi-partisan poll workers for tabulation.
- Before any votes are tabulated, the serial and seal numbers are verified against the master document to ensure the voting equipment sent to a specific voting location is what has been returned.