Presentation on theme: "2009 Elections Study Group Welcome to the Travis County Clerk 1.Ensure that Travis County voters have an accurate, fair, secure, transparent to the public,"— Presentation transcript:
2009 Elections Study Group Welcome to the Travis County Clerk 1.Ensure that Travis County voters have an accurate, fair, secure, transparent to the public, and accessible voting system. 2.Determine a minimum and maximum time range as to when replacement of the current voting system is necessary. When the voting system was purchased in 2003, it was assumed that the life of this type of technology was at least ten years. 3.Evaluate concerns regarding the existing electronic voting system and any other type of system that may be under consideration. These concerns include, but are not limited to, security; ease of use for voters; intent of voter issues; accessibility; accuracy of count; transparency to the public, and efficient use of taxpayer money to purchase, operate, and maintain a system. 4.Make recommendations to Commissioners Court regarding options for upgrading or replacing the current election system. Mission Statement
4 Number of years in a complete election cycle Year 1 Odd-numbered year May Local with possible June Runoffs November Constitutional Amendment Year 2 Even-numbered year March Gubernatorial Primaries April Primary Runoffs May Local with possible June Runoffs November Gubernatorial Year 3 Odd-numbered year May Local with possible June Runoffs November Constitutional Amendment Year 4 Even-numbered year March Presidential Primaries April Primary Runoffs May Local with possible June Runoffs November Presidential
Valid from (Valido desde) Gender (Sexo) VUID (VUID) Year of Birth (Año de Nacimiento) Prec. No. (Pct. Num.) thru (hasta) Cong.Sen.Leg.Comm.JP School Dist. SMD City 25 4733 AISD 7AUSFP 01/01/2008 F 0055555555 01/01/2008 358 1952 VOTER REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE (Certificado de Registro Electoral) TRAVIS COUNTY (Condado de Travis) Madame X 11555 Happy Lane Austin, TX 78749 Madame X 11555 Happy Lane Austin, TX 78749
576,961 Number of registered voters in Travis County in April 2009
706 Number of ballot styles for the November 2008 election
8 Highest number of ballot styles in one precinct in the November 2008 election Precinct 326
326A AISD, County 326B RRISD, County 326C Austin FP, AISD, County 326D Austin FP, RRISD, County 326E Austin LP, AISD, County 326F Austin LP, RRISD, County 326G County 326H Austin FP, County Precinct 326 Ballot Styles
83 Total number of contests programmed into the ballot for the November 2008 election
2 Number of weeks of prep time between lockdown and mailing of a ballot
Life on the first Day of Early Voting 5am Operations Staff Tech Trouble Shooters 5:30am Sheriff and Constables Call Center 6am Management Staff Recruiters Sites Staff Tech Support Team Poll Workers 7am Parallel Testers POLLS OPEN 8am Supply Workers Training Trouble Shooters Voting Happens 7pm POLLS CLOSE Sheriff and Constables Verification Team 8pm Tech Trouble Shooters Public Information
Vote Centers Internet Voting Same-day Registration Overseas Electronic Voting Open Ballot by Mail Voting
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? QUESTIONS TO ASK Accurate Secure Fair Transparent Accessible to all voters Is the system:
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? How does the system handle multiple ballot styles? How are ballots programmed? How are ballots printed? How are ballots proofed? How are ballots tested? How is ballot security handled? How does the system handle ballots by mail? How does the system handle Early Voting in Person? How does the system handle Election Day voting? How are the ballots handled at the end of each voting day? How are the ballots transported? How are the ballots tabulated? How are results posted? How are post-election audits handled? How are results canvassed? How are recounts performed? Will the system meet the needs of Travis County in the future? Is the system cost effective?
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