§3-4A-2. Definitions

Published: 2015

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WVC 3 - 4 A- 2

§3-4A-2. Definitions.

     As used in this article, unless otherwise specified:

     (1) "Automatic tabulating equipment" means all apparatus

necessary to electronically count votes recorded on ballots,

tabulate the results and produce necessary reports;

     (2) "Ballot" means a logical or physical device that presents

races, candidates and contests, and facilitates the capture of the

voter's choices or intent;

     (3) "Central counting center" means a facility equipped with

suitable and necessary automatic tabulating equipment, selected by

the county commission, for the electronic counting of votes

recorded on ballots;

     (4) "Electronic poll book" means an electronic device

containing voter registration information for the purpose of

facilitating voting at the precinct;

     (5) "Electronic voting system" is one or more integrated

devices that utilize an electronic component for the following

functions: Ballot presentation, vote capture, vote recording and


     (6) "Standard validation test deck" means a group of ballots

wherein all voting possibilities which can occur in an election are


     (7) "Vote-recording device" means equipment that captures and

records voter intent by marking a screen to record selections or by

using electronically sensible ink to mark selections; and

     (8) "Voter verified paper audit trail" means a physical

printout on which the voter's ballot choices, as registered by a

direct recording device, are recorded. This shall be visible to the

voter and shall be securely locked to avoid tampering.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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