When all ballot batches (including any duplicated ballots) have been scanned, you will need to export the CVR files from Ballot Scanner to load into Election Manager.
Before exporting, first insert an empty USB drive into the USB port on Ballot Scanner and confirm
No USB changes to
To export, click
Export in the top right. In the file dialog, open the USB drive and click
Save. The file name will be
cvrs-[election-name].jsonl. VotingWorks recommends appending
YYYYMMDD is the day of export and
laptopID is the ID number on the Ballot Scanner exporting the file. An example filename in this format would be
Repeat for all Ballot Scanners if using multiple Ballot Scanners.
After exporting the CVR, VotingWorks recommends also taking a backup of all data from the Ballot Scanner. To export a backup, navigate to the
Advanced view and then click
Export Backup. You will then navigate to the USB drive in the file dialog and save the backup
.zip file. The file may take up to a few minutes to save.
Once saved, click
Eject USB and remove the USB drive from Ballot Scanner.
Before tallying, insert the USB drive used to save the CVR file into the Election Manager. All tabulation functionality in Election Manager is available within the Tally tab.
Tally to access the tally tab and then click
Load CVR Files. In the file dialog, select the file exported from Ballot Scanner (
cvrs-[election-name].jsonl) and click
When loaded, confirm that the presented file name, CVR count, and precinct(s) are as expected. You may also review the ballot count by precinct and view any unofficial tally reports as desired. Load CVR files from all Ballot Scanners if you performed scanning in parallel.
After loading your CVR file(s), scroll to the Total Ballot Count and click
View Unofficial Election Tally. Click
Print Unofficial Tally Report to print results or
Save Unofficial Tally Report to save the election tally to a USB drive.
The printed report should look like the image below with the election name and the VotingWorks logo: