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Certification and Testing of E-Poll Books An overview December 18, 2013 Dr. Jay Bagga, Dr. Joe Losco Dr. Ray Scheele, Sujan Pradhan.

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1 Certification and Testing of E-Poll Books An overview December 18, 2013 Dr. Jay Bagga, Dr. Joe Losco Dr. Ray Scheele, Sujan Pradhan

2 Introduction Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP) Testing and Certification of Voting Systems Development of Protocols Development of an Inventory Database of voting systems in the ninety-two counties in Indiana Testing and Certification of E-Poll Books

3 The EPB Certification Protocol Indiana Electronic Poll Book (ePollBook) Certification Test Protocol for the Voting System Technical Oversight Program (VSTOP) Approved by Hon. Connie Lawson, Secretary of State of Indiana on October 31, 2013

4 Development of EPB Standards VSTOP consulted with numerous experts – Indiana Election Division – Election Officials throughout the country – Election Assistance Commission – VSTLs - Voting System Testing Labs – EPB Vendors

5 Essential EPB Operations Verify voter eligibility Collect voter data Confirm vote Share voter information securely with every other polling place Communicate with SVRS

6 22 requirements of IC Examples of Key Areas to Test Reliability Accuracy Integrity (Data Retention and Recovery) Ability to communicate with County Server Ability to facilitate data updates to and from SVRS Redundancy (internal and external memory) Auditability Demonstrated ease of use Availability of Training Materials Quality Control

7 The Certification Process Administrative Review – Application and Documentation Review – Includes review of complete technical data package and all user and training materials Confirmation from Vendors that their EPB solution meets the standards Mapping of EPB functionality with the standards Upon successful completion of this review, VSTOP will ask Vendor to proceed to Lab Testing

8 The Certification Process National Laboratory Testing – Functional Configuration Audit (FCA) – Telecommunications/Compliance Testing List of approved labs – Pro V & V Labs, Huntsville, AL – SLI Global Solutions, Denver, CO – Wyle Labs, Huntsville, AL VSTOP provides test data Standard Report Template Vendor pays lab fees

9 The Certification Process Review of the Lab Report by VSTOP Recommendation by VSTOP to SOS – Approve – Approve with conditions – Reject SOS makes final decision regarding certification

10 The Certification Process Acceptance Testing – Takes place when the equipment is delivered – County officials oversee testing – Vendor must demonstrate ability of product to communicate with SVRS – Failure to perform may result in certification being rescinded by SOS

11 Current Status of EPB Certification Date Application Received Vendor NameProduct NameStatus as of 12 DEC /08/13Robis ElectionsAskED ePollbookUndergoing Administrative Review, Awaiting more documents 07/19/13Election Administrators LLC EA TabletUndergoing Administrative Review, Awaiting more documents 07/26/13Decision Support LLC EViD - Electronic Voter Identification Testing at Wyle Labs expected to be completed by December end and Lab reports expected by early January 08/06/13Election Systems and Software ExpressPoll 5000, EZRooster Testing at Pro V & V Labs expected to be completed by December end and Lab reports expected by early January 9/9/2013KNOWiNKPoll PadUndergoing Administrative Review 11/5/2013Hart InterCIvicHart ePollBook (EViD - Electronic Voter Identification) Undergoing Administrative Review, Awaiting more documents

12 Timeline Expected certification dates – ASAP with first certifications expected by January 31, 2014 Working with SVRS to accommodate continuing changes

13 Lessons Learned Importance of Collaboration – Other states – Labs – Vendors Evolutionary process – Expect Refinements – Recommended Legislative Changes E.g., terminology: poll list v. poll book


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