Ballot entry into Arlo for ballot polling, ballot comparison, and hybrid audits.
The ballot mark for each ballot selected for audit must be entered into Arlo to conclude the audit. Arlo is flexible and allows the audit board to enter ballots as they are retrieved or the system allows you to skip and return to ballots that have not yet been retrieved.
Many jurisdictions use a tally sheet to record the votes on the retrieved ballots prior to data entry into Arlo.
Using the audit board credentials provided, the audit board enters ballots into Arlo as follows:
Use the QR code or type the randomly generated url into your toolbar. This is different for everyone - do not use the url or QR code in the example.
Enter audit board member information. We recommend two people complete this task to ensure accurate data entry. Complete Party Affiliation information as required by your state.
3. Click Audit First Ballot or select a ballot and click Audit Ballot to begin entering ballots.
Ballot Card Data Entry Screen Overview
There is a Ballot Card Data Entry screen for each ballot. Under Audit Board Selections the batch name and ballot number of the ballot being audited is listed. If the ballot has not been retrieved, use the “Ballot Not Found” button. Use the “All Ballots” button to return to the full list of ballots selected for audit.
Select the candidate(s) marked on the ballot. Both audit board members should agree. Then select Submit Selections.
No vote types:
Overvote - select each candidate marked by the voter
Contest not voted - select the Blank Vote button
Contest not on ballot - select Not on Ballot button
Invalid Write-In - select Invalid Write-In (if a contest has valid write-in candidates, a Write-In button will be listed with contest choices)
If the audit board cannot agree - explain in the Add Note box.
2. On the verification screen, review the ballot information for accuracy and select Confirm Selections to go to the next ballot.
3. Once all ballots have been audited, select Submit Audited Ballots.
4. Enter auditor names exactly as they were entered at the start and click Sign Off.
Audited ballots should be resecured in a ballot container. Generally a new container is recommended but when very small numbers of ballots are retrieved, it may make more sense to return them to their original container.