Before scanning your test deck, first confirm that the election information in the footer corresponds with the election you want to perform L&A testing for. If the machine is not configured, please follow the instructions to configure your ballot scanner for the election.
All test deck scanning must be performed in test mode. To change modes, click
Advanced in the top right and then click
Toggle to Test Mode under Advanced Options. Changing modes zeros out all existing scans in the previous mode.
Once in test mode, confirm that
TEST MODE is shown at the top of the screen and
No ballots have been scanned.
Before scanning, take at least one ballot from the test deck and flip it upside down, then replace on the stack. Next, take at least one ballot from the test deck and flip it back to front, then replace on the stack.
Load the stack of ballots into the feeder tray of the scanner. VotingWorks recommends loading no more than 50 ballot sheets at at time.
From the Ballot Scanner, click
Scan New Batch. Ballots will feed through the scanner automatically and the number of ballots scanned within each batch will progress onscreen. The batch is finished scanning when a timestamp is presented under the
Finished At header for that particular batch. Repeat the scanning process for as many batches are necessary to finish scanning all ballots in the test deck.
Once finished scanning, confirm that the ballot count listed onscreen matches the number of ballot sheets in the test deck.
Before exporting, first insert a USB drive into the USB port on Ballot Scanner and confirm
No USB changes to
To export the Cast Vote Record (CVR) of scanned results, 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. Once saved, click
Eject USB and remove the USB drive from Ballot Scanner.