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33.08.05.00.htm 33.08.05.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 08 CANVASSING Chapter 05 Post-Election Verification and Audit Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) 2-202(b) 9-403, 11-201, and 11-309(f) Annotated Code of Maryland
33.08.05.01.htm 33.08.05.01. 01 Definition.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Automated software audit” is a software audit performed by an entity other than the vendor of the certified voting system.2) “Discrepancy” means the difference between the voting system results and the results of an automated or manual audit.3) “Manual audit” has the meaning stated in Election Law Article, §11-309, Annotated Code of Maryland.
33.08.05.02.htm 33.08.05.02. 02 Purpose.. A. The purpose of the verification is to demonstrate and confirm the accuracy of the voting system’s tabulation logic.B. The purpose of the precinct audit is to confirm that the number of ballots cast equals the number of voters who checked-in to vote at a polling place.C. The purpose of the absentee and provisional ballot audit is to ensure that each accepted ballot met the application and acceptance criteria and conversely that rejected ballots did not meet the cri
33.08.05.03.htm 33.08.05.03. 03 Verification and Audit Required.. A. A local board of canvassers may not certify the results of an election until the verification and audit procedures required in this chapter have been completed for that election.B. The State Administrator shall establish procedures and reporting formats to guide the verification and audit process.
33.08.05.04.htm 33.08.05.04. 04 Selection of Precincts.. A. After 8 p.m. on election day, each local board shall randomly select for post-election verification and auditing, the greater of:1) Three precincts with at least 300 registered voters; or. 2) 5 percent of all precincts used in the election.. B. Each local board shall:. 1) Select the precincts at an open session of the local board; and. 2) Provide notice of the open session as required under State Government Article, §10-506, Annotated Code of Maryland.
33.08.05.05.htm 33.08.05.05. 05 Post-Election Verification.. A. Touchscreen Voting Unit. For each precinct selected under Regulation .04 using a touchscreen voting unit, the election director shall:1) Obtain the totals tapes from each touchscreen voting unit deployed to the precinct;. 2) Aggregate for each precinct the results reported on the totals tapes; and. 3) Compare those aggregated precinct results against the results for that precinct as reported by the Election Management SysB. Optical Scan Voting Un
33.08.05.06.htm 33.08.05.06. 06 Post-Election Audit ― Precincts.. A. Automated.. 1) For every precinct in an election, the State Administrator shall produce a report with the following information:a) The number of voters who were checked-in to vote as reported by the electronic pollbooks;. b) The number of ballots cast as reported in the Election Management System; and. c) The difference, if any, between the number of voters checked-in to vote and ballots cast.. 2) The election director
33.08.05.07.htm 33.08.05.07. 07 Post-Election Audit ― Absentee and Provisional Voting.. A. The State Administrator shall establish the number of absentee and provisional ballots to be audited.B. The election director shall randomly select and review:. 1) Accepted absentee ballots to determine whether each ballot was properly accepted by confirming that:a) A timely absentee ballot request was received from the voter; and. b) The absentee ballot was timely received as provided under COMAR 33.11.03.08;.
33.08.05.08.htm 33.08.05.08. 08 Post-Election Audit ― Ballot Tabulation Audit ― In General.. A. Audits Conducted by the State Administrator. The State Administrator shall conduct an automated software audit of the electronic images of all ballots cast:1) After each Statewide primary election; and. 2) After each Statewide general election.. B. Audit Conducted by the Local Boards. Each local board shall conduct a manual audit of voter-verifiable paper records:1) After each Statewide general election; and.
33.08.05.09.htm 33.08.05.09. 09 Post-Election Audit ― Ballot Tabulation Audit ― Manual Audit.. A. In General.. 1) A local board shall:. a) At least 10 days before the manual audit starts, provide notice of the manual audit by:. i) Sending the notice via mail to the chairman of the county central committee for each political party, each candidate for the contest to be audited who is not a candidate of a political party, and the State Administrator;ii) Posting the notice on its website; and.
33.08.05.10.htm 33.08.05.10. 10 Post-Election Audit ― Ballot Tabulation Audit ― Automated Audit.. A. The State Administrator shall complete the automated audit of:. 1) Early voting and election day results before the local boards of canvassers certify the election results; and2) Absentee and provisional results before the State Board of Canvassers certifies the election results.B. The State Administrator shall not provide the entity performing the automated audit software with detailed results from th
33.08.05.9999.htm 33.08.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―04 adopted as an emergency provision effective March 1, 2000 (27:6 Md. R. 636) adopted permanently effective July 10, 2000 (27:13 Md. R. 1213)Regulation .04B, F―H amended as an emergency provision effective July 3, 2002 (29:18 Md. R. 1440) amended permanently effective October 14, 2002 (29:20 Md. R. 1595) ―Chapter recodified from COMAR 33.08.04 to COMAR 33.08.05 as an emergency provision effective October
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