Secretary of State - Voting Machines and Equipment - Demonstration procedure.

Published: 2016-01-25

Subscribe to a Global-Regulation Premium Membership Today!

Key Benefits:

Subscribe Now for only USD$20 per month, or Get a Day Pass for only USD$4.99.

(A) The demonstration process shall be as follows:

(1) Display and discuss manual.

(2) Demonstrate ballot set up, including provision for:

(a) Rotation among precincts.

(b) Split precincts.

(3) Demonstrate opening of polls.

(4) Demonstrate means of locking out access to set up procedures to any but authorized personnel.

(5) Demonstrate means of locking out access to set up procedures to prevent overvote, or response to an overvote if no lockout exists.

(6) Demonstrate recovery from power failure.

(7) Discuss sensitivity to variations in operating conditions, including:

(a) Temperature.

(b) Humidity.

(c) Dust.

(8) Demonstrate accessibility to disabled voters.

(9) Demonstrate write-in capacity, and protection of voter privacy.

(10) Demonstrate means by which a voter can change vote.

(11) Demonstrate means by which a voter casts a ballot.

(12) Demonstrate how enclosure protects voter privacy.

(13) Demonstrate closing of the polls.

(14) Demonstrate taking the count, based on an actual series of votes cast during the demonstration.

(15) Discuss and demonstrate backup memory features and physical audit trail, if any.

(16) Demonstrate report of results.

(17) Discuss and demonstrate recount procedures.

(18) Demonstrate the question of operation in the following situations:

(a) Overlapping school districts in one precinct,

(b) Primary election with multiple parties and issues only ballots to be counted,

(c) Rotation of names,

(d) Ballots inserted backwards, or upside down in an optical scanner,

(e) Overvotes for an office,

(f) How an individual vote cannot be traced to the individual voter using an electronic machine with a paper audit trail.

(g) Production of abstracts in standard secretary of state's format.