Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20157 - Equipment to Submit for Testing

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

(a) For the purposes of testing, the applicant shall provide:
(1) A copy of the electronic poll book software and firmware source code, including the directory structure of the source code and a map to show how the source code was built into the final install files.
i. All build environment information and necessary compiler(s) shall be provided, including any commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software necessary to create the trusted build software.
ii. This information shall be provided in an encrypted form on standard machine-readable media (e.g. CD, DVD, USB drive, etc.). The designated media device shall be new and void of additional material to aid against the propagation of malware.
(2) At least one production model of the specific electronic poll book under review for each phase of testing, if applicable, to the Secretary of State for the duration of the testing process. A working model of the specific electronic poll book under review shall include:
i. All hardware, software and firmware necessary to run the electronic poll book.
ii. Software shall be provided in a format readable by the electronic poll book hardware that is being submitted for certification.
iii. All commercial-off-the-shelf software and necessary drivers, including but not limited to the operating system, any software applications for logging, reporting, printing, etc..
iv. All peripheral devices, including those required for usability and accessibility.
v. Any other components recommended by the manufacturer for use.
(3) Any other materials and equipment deemed necessary by the Secretary of State.
(b) The equipment provided shall be identical in fit, form, and function as the production units that will be sold to California jurisdictions, if the electronic poll book is certified. Engineering or developmental prototypes are not acceptable.
(c) The Secretary of State shall maintain one working copy of the electronic poll book, in its certified configuration, until such time as it is not used in any California county. At any time the Secretary of State, at its discretion, may request more than one set of all hardware to be submitted for testing.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 2, § 20157

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

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