Precinct (VxScan + VxMark) Checklist

This Precinct Checklist is appropriate for any precinct using both VxMark as an accessible ballot-marking device and VxScan as a precinct scanner. The equipment is best tested together, as they need matching configurations and will be used together at the precinct. At this point in logic and accuracy testing, both VxScan and VxMark should already be configured.

Gather Precinct Materials

  • Election Manager (EM) Card (enough for everyone testing)
  • Poll Worker Card(s) (all that will be used on Election Day)
  • USB drive
  • Seals
  • Blank white piece of paper - same thickness as ballots
  • Ballot Style Checklist for each ballot style
  • L&A Package

Set Up Equipment

Using Equipment

Part 1: VxScan - Opening

  • Insert a new USB drive
  • Confirm Election, Election ID, Date, Time, and Precinct (EM Card)
  • Select Calibrate Scanner and insert a blank sheet of paper (EM Card)
  • Confirm VxScan is in Testing Mode (EM Card)
  • Open polls (Poll Worker Card)

Part 2: VxMark - Opening and Marking Ballots

  • Confirm printer has plenty of paper
  • Confirm Election, Election ID, Date, Time, and Precinct
  • Confirm VxMark is in Testing Mode
  • Open polls and print Open Polls Report from VxScan to serve as the Zero Report (Poll Worker Card)
  • Confirm Opened Polls Report is all zeros
  • Confirm all expected ballot styles show up as options at top of screen
  • Confirm all Poll Worker Cards work
  • Run the Ballot Style Sub-Checklist for each ballot style
  • For one of the ballot styles selected at random, confirm that the entire ballot can be filled out and printed using only the audio track over headphones and the accessible controller (do not scan this ballot)

Part 3: VxScan - Casting Votes and Closing

  • Scan all ballots from the precinct's L&A Package
    • Pre-voted VxMark test ballots (do not scan your own test votes from VxMark)
    • Pre-voted hand-marked test ballots
    • The blank ballot
      • Confirm it is rejected & select Cast Ballot as Is
    • The overvoted ballot
      • Confirm it is rejected & select Cast Ballot as Is
  • Close polls (Poll Worker Card)
  • Switch to Live Election Mode (EM Card)

Part 4: VxMark - Closing

  • Print Polls Closed Report (Poll Worker Card)
  • Confirm Polls Closed Report matches Test Deck Tally
  • Switch to Live Election Mode(EM Card)

Part 5: VxScan - Removing Results

  • Remove ballot bag
  • Remove ballots from ballot bag
  • Set aside blank piece of paper - you will not need this later
  • Set aside blank and overvoted ballots - you will not need this later
  • Set aside test deck ballots - you will need this later
  • Open metal enclosure
  • Remove USB drive and set aside
Validate results from the USB drives at VxAdmin.

Pack Up and Seal Equipment

  • Verify neither VxScan nor VxMark has an orange testing banner on the screen
  • Insert tested USB drive into VxScan
  • Close metal enclosure
  • Close Ballot Bag Main Opening
  • Seal Ballot Bag Main Opening
  • Place Ballot Bag into VxScan
  • Seal Ballot Bag in place
    • Flap side 1
    • Flap side 2
  • Pack Up VxScan according to Poll Worker Instructions
  • Zip ballot entry flap and top
  • Seal ballot entry flap and top together
  • Pack Up VxMark according to Poll Worker Instructions
  • Seal VxMark

Seal Tracking

Seal Location
Seal Color
Ballot Box Main Opening
Ballot Box Flap 1
Ballot Box Flap 2