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Voting Systems.  DS200 – new 2013  DS850 – new 2013  AutoMARK Voting Equipment.

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1 Voting Systems

2  DS200 – new 2013  DS850 – new 2013  AutoMARK Voting Equipment

3  ES&S will administer  8 sessions starting in June, morning and afternoon options  June 19 th - Plymouth  June 24 th - Plymouth  July 7 th - Richfield  July 8 th – Maple Grove  Same information as was covered at training in 2013  DS200 training only, no AutoMARK training  Demonstration materials sent by county Voting Equipment Training

4  Similar to M100  Clamshell cover  Large touch screen  New plastic ballot box  Memory device is USB DS200 – Precinct Ballot Counter

5  New equipment purchase 2013  Provide public information  60 days prior to election day  Public demonstration  For 6 weeks prior to election day  County will assist with documentation for these requirements DS200 – Precinct Ballot Counter June 13 th - public information July 1 st – August 11 th – public demonstration

6  Firmware update in 2014  No changes to screens  Change to order of candidate names on results tape  ES&S staff will perform update  End of April, early May DS200 – Precinct Ballot Counter End of April, early May

7  Central Count Scanner  Large touch screen  Sorts 300 ballots per minute  3 output trays  Memory device is USB DS850 – Central Counter

8  ADA ballot marking device  Voter hears selections through headphones and marks with a touch screen  Selections are printed onto ballot  Ballot is placed in the ballot counter  May take up to 10 minutes to boot up in the morning AutoMARK

9 Voting Systems Testing July 21 st - August 5 th October 13 th – October 28 th

10 Voting Systems Testing Calendar

11  Materials provided:  DS200 memory sticks  AutoMARK memory cards  Seals  Test decks  Instructions for supplementing test deck  Asset tags *  Material delivery date  July 14 and September 29 Voting Systems Testing July 14 th and September 29 th

12  Testing References  Testing Process  Test decks  Preliminary Testing  Chain of custody  Diagnostic testing  Public Accuracy Testing  Maintenance Problems Voting Systems Testing July 21 st - August 5 th October 13 th – October 28 th

13  Hennepin County Test Deck Sample Testing References  OSS Voting Equipment Testing Guide

14 Testing Process

15 Test Decks

16  County will provide pre-marked test decks to cities  Test decks will be delivered before the testing period  Supplement with AutoMARK ballots, timing mark ballots  Corresponding test plans will be sent electronically Pre-marked Test Decks

17  Ballots: Verify targets on all ballot styles printed correctly and read reliably  Ballot counters: Verify equipment accurately records valid votes, prompts when detects an error  AutoMARK: Verify equipment accurately prints voters choices, will assist disabled voters Preliminary Testing - Objectives July 21 st - August 5 th October 13 th – October 28 th

18  Mark AutoMARK ballots (listen to audio)  Print zeros tapes and compare to ballot order  Insert ballots into ballot counter  Vary in orientation  Override alerts for over- votes and blank ballots  Reject ballots with timing marks filled in Preliminary Testing - Checklist  Run results tape, compare to spreadsheet  Troubleshoot errors  Repeat using other memory stick  “Zero out” each device as you finish with it  Transmit test results to HC server  Secure equipment, record seal numbers on certificate of preliminary testing July 21 st - August 5 th October 13 th – October 28 th

19 If test results don’t match test plan:  Put ballots in order  Determine which race has the error  Compare race on spreadsheet and ballots to determine which ballot was marked incorrectly  If necessary, mark new ballot  Retest Preliminary Testing – Details July 21 st - August 5 th October 13 th – October 28 th

20 Chain of Custody  When not being tested, equipment and materials should be locked up  Third parties should never have access to election equipment  When preliminary test is complete, seal USB stick and memory card into machines (DS200 and AutoMARK)  Secure backup USB stick and memory card, test deck and spreadsheet until Public Accuracy Test  Save all materials for 22 months after election Preliminary Testing - Details

21 Before/during preliminary testing, ensure all basic functions working properly Diagnostic Testing AutoMark  Printer prints clearly, does not jam  Monitor works, touch screen is calibrated  Audio clear, volume & temp controls work  Battery is charged  Locks and doors operate  Set date and time DS200  Printer prints clearly  Monitor display works  Battery is charged  Locks and doors operate correctly  Set date and time July 21 st - August 5 th October 13 th – October 28 th

22  Call ES&S Hardware support   Press 4 Option 1 (hardware)   If you have multiple problems, prepare a spreadsheet with serial numbers and equipment problems Maintenance Problems Year round

23  Similar to Preliminary Test  Precincts are selected by election office  Test at least 3 precincts  Test 1 precinct from each congressional, legislative, commissioner district, ward and school district that appear on a ballot  Conduct PAT no more than 14 days before election  Give at least 2 days published and posted notice  At least 2 election judges from different parties must be present  Public may attend Public Accuracy Test (PAT) July 29 th - August 11 th October 21 st – November 3 rd


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