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Glossary Term Definition
oath
oath of office
observers
office
office holder
office of the controller
office of the registrar of voters
officer
offices
official
official ballot
official ballot card
official ballot card secrecy sleeve
official envelope
official party affiliation list
official roster of voters
official sample ballot
on parole
on probation
open
open primary Primary election in which any voters can participate, regardless of their political affiliation. Some states require voters to publicly declare their choice of party ballot at the polling place, after which the poll worker provides or activates the appropriate ballot. Other states allow the voters to make their choice of party ballot within the privacy of the voting booth.
open records
operating system
operation manual
operational environment All software, hardware (including facilities, furnishings and fixtures), materials, documentation, and the interface used by the election personnel, maintenance operator, poll worker, and voter, required for voting equipment operations
opponent
oppose
optical scan
optical scan ballots
optical scan system System by which votes are recorded by means of marks made in voting response fields designated on one or both faces of a ballot card or series of cards. An optical scan system reads and tabulates ballots, usually paper ballots, by scanning the ballot and interpreting the contents. Also known as Marksense.
option
optional
order
order on the ballot
ordinance
original petition