For John, BLUF: Good job doing the video. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Yesterday the Lowell Election Commission checked all the voting machines, to make sure they give true results.♠ At any rate, the Election Commission met yesterday (Wednesday) in the Mayor's reception room and in the photos below you can see they were hard at work.
Here is Commissioner Bev Anthes showing the voting machine♥ and the test ballots for Republicans, Democrats and the Green Part.
Here are three of the four Election Commissioners (On the left, standing, Tom O'Brien, in the foreground is Volunteer Anthony Attachi, across the table, in red and seated is Bev Anthes, and in the center back corner of the table is the Chairman, Joseph Mullen). The fourth shows up in the next picture.
Here is the fourth member of the Election Commission, Thel Sar, running ballots through a machine for the test.
Here is a typical printout, in this case Democrats. If you look closely you will see that City Life Tuesday Co-Host Jim Peters is on the ballot for Democrat Ward 4 Committee.
Director of Elections Eda Jane Matchak says the test was a success.
See you at the polling place this coming Tuesday.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Which reminds me of the story about Moscow, after the wall came down and the Soviet Union crumbled, wanting to move toward modern democracy, purchased the surplus voting machines from Chicago, which was purchasing new machines. In the first Moscow election with the new machines the new mayor was Richard Daley.
♥ Yes, the machine is the rather thin white thing. The black box it rests on is to capture the voted ballots.