Every piece of equipment, whether it is new or on loan will have to go through an acceptance testing process to ensure that it is functioning properly and that all votes cast will be counted as intended, DeLeon said. As a precaution, Harris County will also make available about 1.4 million paper ballots on Election Day.
"We are doing the best we can. I think we'll be okay," DeLeon said.
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