A behind-the-scenes look at how Knox County Election Commission makes sure each person's vote is counted fairly and accurately.
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00:00 Four hours from now we'll be telling you the results
00:02 of who could be next in line to lead -- in
00:05 the nation state. And local offices. -- votes will help decide
00:09 the outcome and it is up to the election commission to
00:11 make sure every vote counted is fair and accurate. Knox County
00:15 administrator of elections -- Rogers shows us the procedures in place.
00:20 To guarantee each vote is counted. In Knox County you're voting
00:25 is tallied on an east slate electronic voting machine at each
00:29 precinct those machines are connected to a central counting device called.
00:34 The judges -- control. That can judge and boost control is
00:38 where this card. Is capturing all the information so that when
00:43 people are voting. This is -- going to do so this
00:46 is. Can he win the polls close the machine is taken
00:50 to the city county building where the car is removed and
00:53 delivered to this secure room. You've always got Democrats. And Republicans
00:59 here at least one of each party and usually there's a
01:01 couple of each party back here. All the time. This secure
01:06 computer reads and tallies votes from each card it is not
01:10 connected to the Internet or any other computer. That data is
01:15 Lynn. Put on one of these compact flash this all right.
01:21 And it is intake and out of this this device here
01:25 that can carry that over here and put in the hard
01:28 dropped. That is the computer that then displays the results to
01:32 the public on the Internet. That way. There is no connection
01:37 between Internet. And any of the equipment that we have here
01:42 in the election commission office. Rogers helping us pull back the
01:47 curtain on keeping your votes to say there are other checks
01:51 and balances in the process each voting machine is sealed on
01:55 site. The results from those machines can be read later if
01:59 theory is a problem with the data. To paper copies are
02:02 printed from each judges Booth controlled device after that last vote
02:06 is cast. One of those copies is posted at the polling
02:10 site for the public to see the other copy is delivered
02:13 to the election commission office.