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Title: Acceptance Testing
Review the Comments for this Section:
Acceptance Tests (page 2) – The 1st sentence in the 2nd paragraph states that "acceptance testing must be conducted on every unit . . . every time a unit leaves your control and is returned." Does deploying a voting unit to a polling place constitute "leaving an election official’s control" and therefore trigger the acceptance testing requirement?
Documentation (page 5) – The recommendation specifies the type and content of the label that should be used. It appears that the intent of this recommendation is to document that a specific voting unit was tested, the date of the testing, and the testers. As this can be accomplished in other ways (i.e., State inventory asset tag number and documentation showing the unit number, date of testing, and testers), it seems that the intent of the recommendation should be provided but not how it should be accomplished. The same comment applies to the recommendation on pages 7 and 10.
Acceptance Test for Touch-screen Voting Stations – The picture on page 7 shows election officials working with electronic pollbooks, not touch screen voting units. As a result, the photo should be removed.
Conclusion (page 10) – Include recommendation that acceptance testing triggers the start of the warranty.
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Comments on Acceptance Testing (All Pages – Diagnostic Analysis):
A "Diagnostic Analysis" section is written for each machine type. Within each of these sections, it is noted that there is a need to "verify that the correct version of the operating system and software are installed". It should read that one must "…verify that the correct Federal & State certified version of the operating system and software are installed".
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Keeping all documentation on your election equipment in a single, easily accessible place can aid your management decisions. Ideally, you should build a database that can track your equipment throughout its life. In it you would store the results from every acceptance test conducted, all election-related performance data, all chainofcustody data, etc.. It becomes a single place to track each piece of equipment by serial number.
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