Print Bubble Ballot Test Deck

Bubble ballots are used for hand-marked paper ballots and can be printed from Election Manager. For L&A, we'll print a bubble ballot test deck as well as some test reports and additional test ballots.

The bubble ballot test deck used for hand-marked paper ballots is printed from Election Manager.

Print Expected Test Deck Results

All test deck printing features are available within the Tally tab of Election Manager under Pre-Election Features:

Pre-Election Features

To print the expected test deck results, first click the Tally tab and then click View Test Ballot Deck Tally:

View Test Ballot Deck Tally

In the Test Ballot Deck Tally view, a list of precincts available for the election will appear. Click the name of the precinct you would like to print a test deck tally for or click All Precincts for the entire county:

Test Ballot Deck Tally

Confirm the election and precinct information and click Print Results Report:

Print Results Report

When printed, you can set aside the results report until test deck tabulation.

Print Test Deck

To print the test deck of test ballots, first click the Tally tab and then click Print Test Decks:

Print Test Decks

In the Test Deck view, a list of precincts available for the election will appear. Click the name of the precinct you would like to print a test deck for or click All Precincts for the entire county. VotingWorks recommends to print one precinct at a time (in alphabetical order) given the large size of test decks:

Test Decks

Confirm the election and precinct information and click Print Test Deck. If you are printing test decks for all precincts, Election Manager will show the status of the printing by precinct:

Printing Test Decks

Print Zero Report

Before scanning the test deck, you'll first confirm that the Election Manager does not have any ballot results loaded by visiting the Tally tab. In this view, you'll be presented a Ballot Count by Precinct report which should read 0 for all precincts and the Total Ballot Count. To print a confirmed zero report, click View Unofficial Full Election Tally and then the green Print Report button in the subsequent screen:

View Unofficial Full Election Tally Report
Print Report

Last Steps

Return to the Ballots tab and print two additional test ballots from any precinct. Leave one test ballot blank and mark the second test ballot as an overvote. After this stage of L&A, you should have the 5 following documents:

L&A Election Manager Printed Materials