VxAdmin saves SEMS-ready results files that include the results tabulated by VotingWorks equipment and, optionally, results exported from GEMS.
Save Results for SEMS
If you are using TSX machines alongside VotingWorks for absentee ballots, you must first import the results from GEMS. Read the Import GEMS Results appendix and then return here.
To save SEMS results, go to the Reports tab and select Save SEMS Results.
If you haven't inserted a USB drive, you will be prompted to do so. VxAdmin will create a clear filename that includes the date and ask you to confirm that you want to Save. The file will be saved to the USB drive. Eject the USB drive by selecting Eject USB, when the screen indicates it's safe to do so, select Close remove the USB drive.
Upload to SEMS
Connect the USB drive with the saved results to a computer connected to SEMS. Once connected, you will need to copy the results file to your local computer drive (C$ (\\Client)(V:)) as SEMS does not recognize USB drives. You can launch SEMS after you have copied the appropriate results file to your local computer. It may take a moment for the C$ drive to appear.
In SEMS, navigate to the Election Management view for the corresponding election and select Election Results in the left navigation. From the results view, select Import Resultsand then browse to the copied results file on your computer from the subsequent import dialog. Close the import dialog once finished importing.
Your election results should now be presented to you in SEMS. If results are not immediately presented, select the Refresh Wizard Statusin the bottom left of the screen. You should see results after refreshing.
Appendix: Import GEMS Results
This step applies only if you are utilizing TSX machines for in-person voting alongside VotingWorks for absentee ballots.
First, you will need to save your in-precinct TSX results files from GEMS to a USB drive. This does not need to be the same USB drive as the one you use for VotingWorks, but it can be.
Next, you will load the results file you got from the GEMS server into the VotingWorks tabulation screen. In the Tally tab, select Load External Results File.
Navigate the files on the USB drive to find and select the GEMS results file. It should load alongside your CVR file.
At that point, the Unofficial Full Election Tally Report will show the combined VotingWorks and GEMS results.