Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20153 - Technical Data Package

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

(a) Prior to the initiation of any certification testing, the Secretary of State shall receive a complete Technical Data Package. The Technical Data Package shall include the following:
(1) Customer maintenance documentation describing any maintenance that the vendor recommends can be performed by a customer with minimal knowledge of the system.
(2) Operations manual(s) to be supplied to the customer for use by the person(s) who will operate the equipment.
(3) Use procedures providing specific election administration procedures recommended for use with the system.
(4) Software system design documentation describing the logical design of the software. This documentation should clearly indicate the various modules of the software, their functions, and their interrelationships with each other. This shall include the data format(s) the system is capable of importing and exporting.
(5) Any available test data that can be used to demonstrate the various functions of the electronic poll book or verify that the version of the applications submitted are identical to the versions that will be certified. This shall include test reports for certification of the identical system in other jurisdictions.
(6) Security procedures documentation containing the recommended security procedures and system hardening setting to ensure the optimum security and functionality of the system.
(7) Training manual(s) to be supplied to the customer for use by the person(s) that will conduct staff and poll worker training.
(b) The vendor must clearly mark any documentation it requests to be treated as confidential and proprietary before providing it to the Secretary of State or its representatives for evaluation. Marking the entire package as confidential and/or proprietary is insufficient. All pages of the documentation that contain information the vendor considers confidential and/or proprietary information must be clearly marked as such.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20153

Note: Authority cited: Section 12172.5, Government Code; and Section 2550, Elections Code. Reference: Section 2550, Elections Code.

1. New section filed 5-16-2018; operative 5-16-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 20).

The following state regulations pages link to this page.

State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.