Conn. Agencies Regs. § 9-242-13 - Quality assurance. Manufacturer training

(a) Town Clerks and Registrars of Voters. The manufacturer shall provide training, including written documentation and other training materials, to the town clerk and the registrars of voters of the purchasing town. The training shall include:
(1) how to design and produce the ballot,
(2) how to set up the system for an election,
(3) how to prepare the system and the removable memory devices for an election,
(4) how to test the system and related components prior to the election, and
(5) any other tasks essential to ensure a correct and efficient operation of the system.
(b) Moderators. The manufacturer shall provide training, including written documentation and other training materials, to the moderators. The training shall include:
(1) how to correctly set up the punchcard or marksense system in the polling place,
(2) how to admit voters to the system and enable them to cast a correct ballot,
(3) how to close down the system at the end of the election day, and
(4) how to produce the election tally reports required by law.
(c) Technicians/Mechanics. The manufacturer shall provide full and detailed written instructions for use by the local technicians/mechanics to perform the following:
(1) system set-up,
(2) system operation,
(3) system close-down,
(4) system maintenance, and
(5) system service. The instructions shall include an in-depth review of the system-produced diagnostic messages which identify system malfunctions. Each message shall be fully explained along with the steps necessary to correct the problem encountered. Instructions shall include photographs and/or detailed schematics with narrative text describing each procedure. After the purchase and delivery of the equipment, but prior to the preparation for the first election, the manufacturer shall provide a training course for the local technicians/mechanics which shall include a presentation of the steps necessary to perform system set-up, maintenance and service. This course shall provide the technicians/mechanics with a hands-on opportunity to participate in the demonstration of such functions. The manufacturer shall test and certify to the secretary of the state those technicians/mechanics who are competent to set up, program, test and close down the punchcard or marksense machine.
(d) Voters. Demonstrator Machine. The manufacturer shall provide a hands-on voter training device that can be set up at each polling place. This device shall closely resemble the voting system in appearance and shall be suitable for use by the voters as a demonstration unit. The device shall replicate the actual voting system as closely as possible so that the vote casting function is easily understood by the voter. There shall also be provided training ballots for the punchcard or marksense system being used to properly train the voter on the system.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 9-242-13
Effective February 23, 1994

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