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Winnebago County voting machines get double checked

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Nearly two weeks after Election Day, voting machines in Winnebago County are getting double checked.  

The Winnebago County Clerks office says the state requires the routine double check. The check is to make sure the tabulating machines used on Election Day read the ballots properly.

Workers use the exact same ballots filled out on Election Day. The county clerk says this is a perfect opportunity for transparency in the office. 

"It's something that we look forward to because it is a check and balance to make sure that people know we do run good elections and that the integrity of the election is in tact," says Winnebago County Clerk Margie Mullins. 

It took workers about an hour to test the machines. 

Mullins says the tests went smoothly and they did not find any discrepancies. 

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