Retaining & Removing Election Files
After certification of an election and before configuring a new election, all election files and data should be saved and configuration files removed from the previous election.
VotingWorks recommends retaining the following files after each election:
- VxAdmin results file
- VxAdmin tally reports
- VxAdmin log
- VxCentralScan backup files
- VxScan backup files
To save the recommended VxAdmin files, follow these steps when logged in as an Election Manager:
- 1.In the Reports tab, select
- 2.In the Reports tab, select
Official Full Election Tally Report, select
Save Report as PDF
Save Results File
Save Official Full Election Tally Report
Next, login as a System Administrator, select
Save Log File.
Save Log File
VxCentralScan backup files are saved on election night. This file includes the CVRs, logs, and ballot images. If the backup file was not saved on election night, simply go to the Admin menu and select
VxScan CVR files include the VxScan's CVRs, logs, and ballot images. To save the VxScan backup files, setup the VxScan and follow the following steps: 1. Insert an Election Manager Card
2. Insert a USB drive
Each VotingWorks component has a red button to remove election files.
In VxAdmin, login with a System Administrator Card and go to the Definition tab, select
In VxCentralScan, go to the Admin screen, select
Delete Election Data from VxCentralScan.
In VxScan, insert an Election Manager Card and select
Delete All Election Data from VxScan.
Delete All Election Data from VxScan
In VxMark, insert an Election Manager Card and select