Workers getting things ready for unusual primary Tuesday

Jamie Kirkwood, the elections coordinator for Venango County, feeds a ballot into a voting machine Friday to test the machine. (By Kara O'Neil)

In preparation for Tuesday's primary election, Venango County tested a voting machine Friday as it does before every election.

Sabrina Backer, the county's director of elections, said that after the machine was unlocked and six filled-out ballots, three Democrat and three Republican, were run through as a test, the votes cast would be erased and the machine would be sealed before being delivered to the precinct where it would be used.

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