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Glossary Term Definition
QR Code

A machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone typically used for storing vote information on ballots that are printed from ballot marking devices to be read and tabulated by a ballot scanner.

qualification

A requirement, such as being a registered voter, that is necessary in order for a voter, candidate, or election process to be acceptable for a specific purpose.

qualification number A number issued by NASED (National Association of State Election Directors) to a system that has been tested by an accredited independent testing authority for compliance with the voting system standards. Issuance of a qualification number indicates that the system conforms to the national standards.
qualification test report Report of results of independent testing of a voting system by an independent testing authority documenting the specific system configuration tested, the scope of tests conducted and when testing was completed.
qualification testing Examination and testing of a voting system by a NASED-accredited independent testing authority to determine if the system conforms to the performance and other requirements of the national certification standards and the vendor’s own specifications.
qualification to register

The conditions necessary in order for an individual to register to vote, such as being a citizen of the United States and over 18 years of age.

qualification to vote

The conditions necessary in order for a voter to cast a ballot, such as registering to vote by a certain deadline.

qualified

Officially recognized as having met the requirements; certified.

Qualified Candidate

Any person who files all of the required forms to become a candidate with the proper election authority before the appropriate deadline. The candidate's name will be printed on ballot.

qualified elector

An individual who has registered on an electoral roll with the proper election authority and is entitled to vote.

qualified voter

An individual who has registered on an electoral roll with the proper election authority and is entitled to vote.

qualified voting systems

Voting Systems that have met the standards to be certified for use in a jurisdiction.

Qualified Write-in Candidate

Any person seeking election, but whose name will not be printed on the ballot. For these votes to be tallied and certified, the candidate must file forms with the election official during the qualifying period. A space will be provided on the ballot for voters to write in the candidate's name. The candidate must educate voters to write in the candidate's name in the space provided.

qualify

The process of meeting all of the requirements to be officially recognized as certified.

qualifying period

The official time period for individuals to file all of the required forms with the proper election authority to be eligible to be a candidate for public office or to have a ballot measure printed on the ballot for voters to vote on in a public election.

question petitions

A formal written request signed by voters, to propose to create, amend, or repeal a state law or constitutional provision.

questions about the ballot
questions on the ballot

Proposals to enact new laws or constitutional amendments that are placed on the ballot for approval or rejection by voters.