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
    Click "Import CVR Files" in the Tally Tab
    Import the CVR file from the given VxBatch
    Confirm that the CVR count in VxAdmin matches the number of ballots in 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
Last modified 2d ago