Tally Results

Exporting Cast Vote Records (CVRs)

When all ballot batches (including any duplicated ballots) have been scanned, you will need to export the CVRs from Ballot Scanner to load into Election Manager for tabulation.

To export, click Export in the top right.

Export CVR

You'll be prompted to insert a USB stick. Once recognized, click "Export" again:

You don't need to worry about filenames. The export process takes care of that.

Once you've clicked "Export", you'll see a confirmation screen, where you can click "Eject USB":

Then, you can physically remove the USB stick that now holds the CVR file.

Repeat for all Ballot Scanners if using multiple Ballot Scanners.

Export Backup

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.

Tallying CVRs

All tabulation functionality in Election Manager is available within the Tally tab. Click Tally to access the tally tab and then click Import CVR Files:

You'll be prompted to insert a USB stick if you haven't already. Then, you'll immediately see the saved CVR files on the disk. Select the right file (live election, correct number of ballots, correct time.)

When imported, 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. Import CVR files from all Ballot Scanners if you performed scanning in parallel.

After importing your CVR file(s), scroll to the Total Ballot Count and click View Unofficial Full Election Tally Report.

Click Print Report to print results or Save Report as PDF 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:

Printed Unofficial Full Election Tally Report

You can also preview the report on screen by clicking "Preview Report":

Separating Absentee from In-Person

You can easily print a tabulation report of just the in-person ballots, or just the absentee ballots: