Comments on Developing an Audit Trail (Introduction –page 1):
Third paragraph, at the end of the first sentence, the term "two person integrity" is used and we feel that this should be elaborated upon to state "two person (opposite party) integrity and chain…"
Comments on Developing an Audit Trail (Types of Documentation –page 2):
Somewhere within this section it should be pointed out that consideration also needs to be given as to how any of these items are going to be stored (e.g. electronically, physical hardcopy, etc.) because it makes a big difference when it comes to planning for retention. The key point should be that all jurisdictions should plan how the item is going to be retained (e.g. electronically, physical hardcopy, etc.) before they plan for storage.
Comments on Developing an Audit Trail (Pre-Election Audit Trail –page 5):
In the bulleted section of this page, a notation should be made that indicates that the L&A should be open to the public.
Comments on Developing an Audit Trail (Polling Place Supplies and Equipment Trail –page 9):
At the end of this section, it should be noted that when provisional ballots are used by a jurisdiction, that there is no tape results for these ballots because they have not yet been counted. The only audits that can be done for provisional’s is to note how many voters signed in the roster and were issued a provisional ballot. This documentation or transmittal should then be sent so that the provisional ballots can be audited upon receipt at the election office.