See comments for 1.3 on counters, votable ballot only containing contests not issues and other areas that are on this chart and on 1.3
You have removable media - what about modem/wireless transfers
Also on removable media - what about lifespan and battery integrety
The polling place stuff is a perfect example as to why there is so much confusion about this document - what is its purpose on this chart particularly issues such as parking and hours open. Why is this necessary for developing equipment standards and testing scripts. Including something like this is why Barbara is legitimately asking about administrative procedures.
Under voting machine you list "known issues" - not sure how that relates to testing scripts or standards.
I have to admit I don't understand this one but here are some questions/issues
I think its been brought up before that citizen is not always a requirement.
Not all voters have to show voter id
What is SSN on the chart for
You may want to add credentials to poll watchers. Not all poll watchers are citizens we have international observers
If you have poll watchers why not media
2.1 Ballot Transition
This has some explantion on it that helps - do the same thing other charts
You state that Provisionals go through same states as regular but what about those areas that only count parts of the Provisional (i.e. voter has moved and only part of the ballot is valid). In addition the provisional voter doesn't have the second chance voting opportunitiy for mistakes on ballot in those jurisdictions that put ballots in affidavit for later processing.
Do you want to address rejected write-ins - some states have restrictions on write-ins (i.e. certified write-ins)
I think we've previously discussed the problems with your definitions of legal voter eligible voter and qualified voted. They are backwards from the definitions in my state i.e. we go from eligilbe voter to legal voter to qualified to vote in an eleciton.
Can't see how this will relate to equipment security testing.
Signed in vs not signed in - our provisional voters don't "sign in". Also we have some who "sign in" then we discover they've moved so they have to void the sign in and send them to correct new polling place.
2.3 Voting Machine
I'm having a little trouble following this arrows - seems there should be a couple of power offs and and power ons before it is open for voting (i.e. testing ESP). Even without that I don't see a power up after adding the ESP and before open for voting.
Also on second page - scanning. Most of the OS systems do not create an image from the scan - they allocate votes from reading marked oval or arrow but do not collect an image in the traditional sense. At least one system does collect the image so you may need to differentiate. Why does one of the error detected go directly to close out. On most systems the count is still updated (i.e. ballots counted also counted as an overvote or undervote)
On DRE - not sure the write to memory is in correct spot. In addition there are multiple writes to multiple memory locations of most systems
Also there is generally a review page and warnings issued for non voted races.
3.1 Voting system
You have post certification audit - some have pre certification audit. Also - provisionals are processed after precinct closeout. Also - do you need to fit absentee accumulation in here someplace.
3.2 - you use the term artifacts please define what you include in this (couldn't find in glossary)
You list precinct closeout. What about early voting sites. Also central counts and absentees, provisionals come between precinct closeout and canvass
3.2 Voting you say there are only 2 possible steps 1) the voter is authenticated and receives a a ballot 2) The voter marks and commits the ballot
Other possible steps:
1)The voter is not authenticated and receives a provisional ballot
2) The voter marks the provisional ballot but is many cases that ballot is not commited until the voter can later be authenticated
Some voters do not commit the ballot (they don't understand when the error message rejects an overvote) that ballot may later be committed by the pollworker. Same with some fleeing voters on DRE.
also in some cases there is additional authentication for absentee voters (i.e. notary signature verifcation etc). The voter was authenticated and provided a ballot, voter marked the ballot and delivered it but ballot was not committed or accepted for lack of signature/notarization.
(this also applies to chart on 3-7)
3.6 Voting Dataflow diagram - not all systems have ballot tokens.
3.12 Voter Authentication Diagram
When is a provisional not appropriate if the vote is not allowed to vote? Whether or not the voter is eligible, legal, etc. I think federal law requires that we give them a provisional if the voter asserts they are eligible.
Also, where is primary ballot selection accounted for. In some states it occurs at voter authentication but others the voter gets to choose which ballot - maybe need a subunit of select votable ballot.
3.14 One voter activity
In some cases when ballot is not correctly marked voter chooses to commit ballot anyway rather than spoil ballot.
Ballot marked with error. You have pollworker making corrections by duplicating ballot. In our case those are handled centrally to insure compliance with state regs on what constitutes a vote.
You have page backward after review - some system they just select the race not have to page back
Many of these things are addressed in later diagrams. Example - I mentioned the option of absetee not counting because of notary as one of possible scenario when you said there were only 2 possible steps to voting - later you have that addressed in the absentee section.
In most cases the later diagrams are pretty complete. This initial diagrams are confusing as the don't appear to have much rhyme or reason for what is on or off.
I have to concurr with the detailed notes that Linda Lemone submitted on the diagrams.
I may have some minor additions to those I will submit informally.
I also agree with Elizabeth Ensley's comments on security in storage/movement of equipment. If you've got other polling place issues then why leave this out.