Central System Checklist

This checklist is for jurisdictions who are using the VotingWorks central system (VxAdmin and VxBatch) without the precinct system (VxMark or VxScan). It only needs to be run once per election. If you are using any precinct equipment, skip to the next section. Links after each section point to articles with more details on the individual steps.

Name

Date

VxAdmin - Part 1

  • Connect VxAdmin to its printer

  • Ensure the printer has plenty of paper

  • Turn on VxAdmin

  • Confirm that VxAdmin is configured for the appropriate election

  • Print Test Decks for All Precincts. This may take a few minutes.

  • Print the Test Ballot Deck Tally for All Precincts

  • Print an Unofficial Full Election Tally Report as the Zero Report

  • Print two additional test ballots from any precinct

    • Leave one test ballot blank

    • Mark the second test ballot as an overvote

  • Confirm that you now have all of the following:

    • Full Test Deck

    • Test Ballot Deck Tally

    • Zero Report

    • Blank Ballot

    • Overvoted Ballot

VxBatch

Repeat the following for each VxBatch:

  • Connect VxBatch to its scanner

  • Turn on the VxBatch laptop and the scanner

  • Confirm that VxBatch is configured for the appropriate election

  • Toggle to Test Mode

  • Scan the full test deck

  • Scan the blank ballot

    • Confirm it shows up as blank

    • Choose Original Ballot Removed.

  • Scan the overvoted ballot

    • Confirm it shows up as overvote

    • Choose Original Ballot Removed.

  • Verify the count of scanned ballots

  • Export CVRs to USB drive

VxAdmin - Part 2

Repeat the following for each VxBatch:

  • Insert USB drive with the CVR files

  • Import the CVR file from the given VxBatch

  • Confirm that the count of ballots in VxAdmin matches the size of the test deck.

  • Print Unofficial Full Election Tally Report

  • Compare to the Test Ballot Deck Tally and ensure they match

  • Clear CVR files

Cleanup

  • Confirm that there are no CVR files left in VxAdmin tally tab

  • Toggle VxBatch to Live Mode (in Advanced tab)

  • Shut down VxAdmin

  • Shut down VxBatch