04 .0307 - TESTING OF VOTING SYSTEM BEFORE USE IN AN ELECTION

04 .0307. TESTING OF VOTING SYSTEM BEFORE USE IN AN ELECTION

(a) The county board of elections shall test, or supervise the testing, of each voting system or unit that will be used in the election to ensure that the system is operational and has been programmed to count votes accurately. For the purpose of this Rule, "accurately" means in accordance with the procedures for Logic and Accuracy Testing as outlined in the North Carolina State Topical Elections Processes and Procedures (STEPPS) manual. There shall be a record maintained along with the voted and unvoted ballots at the county board of elections office that shall include, at a minimum, the following information:

(1) the dates, times and method of testing used;

(2) the results of the test; and

(3) the names of the persons conducting the test.

(b) Any interested person may observe the testing of the voting system but shall not interfere with or impede the process. For the purpose of testing a voting system prior to the purchase or lease of the system, testing at a one-stop absentee voting site shall fulfill the requirement to test the voting system in a precinct within the county.

(Authority G.S. 163-22; 163-165.7; Temporary Adoption Eff. April 15, 2002; Eff. August 1, 2004. Readopted by North Carolina Register Volume 34, Issue 01, July 1, 2019 effective June 1, 2019.)

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