Before any election, they have to make sure the voting machines work.

That’s what they did Friday morning at the Weirton Municipal Building. A service technician from the Casto and Harris company met with ballot commissioners, giving them a quick course on how the machines function.

Ryan Morris of Casto and Harris explains what the company does to make sure that the equipment is working correctly. 

“To show the ballot commissioners that the hardware equipment is good to go and that it is working properly and that the votes they are selecting on the sample ballots actually match up to what they enter on the hardware itself,” said Ryan Morris of Casto and Harris.

They are preparing for the Weirton Municipal primary election on April 2. It will focus on races for mayor and all seven city council seats.