Election Officials

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Glossary Term Definition
Authentication

Verifying the identify of a user, process, device, or component of a system, often as a prerequisite to allowing access to resources in an information system but can also refer to verifying the authenticity of voter or ballot.

authorized poll agent

In certain states, a chairperson of an organized party committee, candidate or precinct committee who is appointed to observe an election.

Automated Voter Registration

Voter registration system whereby eligible voters are given the option to register to vote electronically whenever they interact with government agencies.

Automatic Voter Registration (AVR)

Under an automatic voter registration system, eligible voters are automatically registered to vote whenever they interact with government agencies (e.g., departments of motor vehicles).

availability The percentage of time during which a system is operating properly and available for use.