Poll Worker Checklist

Equipment Setup

    • Removed + Documented Top Seal
    • Opened Top
    • Plugged Power Cable into Outlet
    • Lifted Screen Upright
    • Turned On (Screen Shows "Polls Closed")
    • Removed + Documented Ballot Entry Flap Seal
    • Opened Ballot Entry Flap
    • Attached Tray
    • Printer Setup
      • Printer Removed from Box
      • Plugged Power Cable into Outlet
      • Turn On
    • Removed + Documented VxMark Seal
    • Opened VxMark
    • Plugged Power Adapter into Outlet
    • Connected Printer Cable to Printer
    • Set Accessible Controller to Side
    • Plugged Headphones into Accessible Controller
    • Set Up Privacy Shield
    • Turn On (Screen Shows "Polls Closed")
  • Poll Worker Cards Ready
  • Insert Poll Worker Card into VxScan
  • Open Polls on VxScan
  • Insert Poll Worker Card into VxMark
  • Print Polls Open Report
  • Open Polls on VxMark

Helping a voter vote at VxMark

  • Insert Poll Worker Card
  • Tap the appropriate ballot style
  • Remove Poll Worker Card
  • Inform voter they can begin voting
  • After the voter prints their ballot, instruct them to:
    • Review their printed ballot
    • Go to cast their ballot

Helping a voter cast their ballot at VxScan

  • Instruct the voter to insert their ballot in any orientation
  • If ballot scans successfully, let the voter know their vote has been cast
  • If ballot does not scan successfully, help the voter understand the issues with their ballot specified on the screen. Let them know their options which, depending on the issue, may include casting their ballot despite issues, adding marks to their ballot, or receiving a new ballot
  • Insert Poll Worker Card into VxScan
  • Close Polls on VxScan
  • Insert Poll Worker Card into VxMark
  • Print Polls Closed Report
  • Report Election Results with QR Code
  • Close Polls on VxMark
  • Insert Poll Worker Card into VxScan
  • Export Results to USB
  • Break Ballot Bag Securing Seals (x2)
  • Document Ballot Bag Securing Seal Numbers (x2)
  • Remove Ballot Bag
  • Close Front Flap of Ballot Bag
  • Seal Ballot Bag with New Seal
  • Document New Seal Number
  • Open Metal Enclosure
  • Remove USB Drive
  • Close Metal Enclosure

Packing Up Equipment

  • VxScan
    • Turn Off
    • Lower Screen
    • Unplug Power Cord and Place in Lid Pocket
    • Remove Feeder Tray and Place inside Outer Bag
    • Close Ballot Entry Flap
    • Seal Ballot Entry Flap
    • Document Seal Number
    • Close Top
    • Seal Top
    • Document Seal Number
  • VxMark
    • Pack Up Printer
      • Disconnect from Power
      • Place Printer into Box
      • Place Cord into Box
  • Turn Off
  • Power Adapter: return to case, top-left
  • Printer Cable: disconnect from printer
  • Accessible Controller: return to case, bottom-left
  • Headphones: return to pouch, place atop screen
  • All Cables: neatly within case
  • Privacy Shield: place behind top foam
You can find this checklist and guides for the equipment online at https://docs.voting.works/vxsuite/poll-worker-guides
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