Election Night Checklist

On election night, you will need the VxBatch (laptop and scanner) and VxAdmin (laptop and printer). Then, run this checklist.

  • Set up VxBatch by plugging the laptop and scanner into power and connecting the two via USB

  • Boot up both laptops.

  • Confirm scanner does not say TEST MODE and says No ballots have been scanned

    • If there is a problem, switch the scanner to "Live Mode" or Delete Ballot Data from the Advanced menu

  • Scan all ballots in batches of approximately 50.

  • Create a pile of ballots for adjudication as rejected from the scanner.

  • Adjudicate ballots with the resolution board.

  • Scan resolution board ballots.

  • Write down how many ballots were scanned by the scanner (on ballot scanner laptop screen).

  • Export CVRs to USB stick.

  • Export Backup to USB stick (in Advanced tab).

Tallying and Exporting Results

  • Set up VxAdmin by plugging in the laptop and printer and connecting the two via USB

  • Ensure there are no CVRs imported. If there are, remove them.

  • Print a zero report.

  • Import CVRs from USB drives.

  • If applicable, load SEMS file from other machines (e.g. TSX GEMS results).

  • Print an unofficial tally of all ballots.

  • Export combined SEMS file to USB stick.

  • Upload combined SEMS file to SEMS.