- Background checks are required for all personnel that prepare, test or service all voting system equipment.
- All voting systems are tested three times, twice before the machines are used in the election and once immediately after. The tests consist of a deck of ballots being voted on the machine and then tabulated to ensure that the machine results are correct and match the test stack of ballots. The machines cannot be used or deployed until the test is 100% successful. The first test of the voting machines used in an election is open to the public, and notice of this test is published in the local paper.
- A post-election audit (partial manual count) is required for all elections that have paper ballots.
- The Secretary of State has the authority to conduct a manual or electronic recount of any election using electronic voting systems.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, SEE ELECTION CODE CHAPTER 129, SUB-CHAPTER C.
*This information has been furnished by the Secretary of State Office.