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claim of conformance

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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Statement by a vendor declaring that a specific product conforms to a particular standard or set of standard profiles; for voting systems, NASED qualification or EAC certification provides independent verification of a claim.

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challenged ballot

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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Ballot provided to individuals who claim they are registered and eligible to vote but whose eligibility or registration status cannot be confirmed when they present themselves to vote. Once voted , such ballots must be kept separate from other ballots and are not included in the tabulation until after the voter’s eligibility is confirmed. Michigan is an exception in that they determine voter eligibility before a ballot is issued.

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chad

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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a small piece of waste paper produced by punching a hole in punched card or tape.

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certification testing

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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Testing performed under either national or state certification processes to verify voting system conformance to requirements.

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certification

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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Procedure by which a third party gives written assurance that a product, process or service conforms to specified requirements.

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central count voting system

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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A voting system that tabulates ballots from multiple precincts at a central location. Voted ballots are placed into secure storage at the polling place. Stored ballots are transported or transmitted to a central counting place which produces the vote count report.

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central absentee precinct

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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A central absentee precinct (CAP) is a precinct established in the courthouse or other public building in a county or city for the receiving, counting and recording of absentee ballots cast in the county or city.

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catastrophic system failure

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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Total loss of function or functions, such as the loss or unrecoverable corruption of voting data or the failure of an on board battery of volatile memory.

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cast vote record

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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Permanent record of all votes produced by a single voter whether in electronic, paper or other form. Also referred to as ballot image when used to refer to electronic ballots.

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cast ballot

By Steve / 2021-04-01
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Ballot that has been deposited by the voter in the ballot box or electronically submitted for tabulation.

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