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33.09.01.00.htm 33.09.01.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 09 VOTING SYSTEMS ― CERTIFICATION AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Chapter 01 Definitions; General Provisions Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) 2-202(b) and 9-102(b) Annotated Code of Maryland
33.09.01.01.htm 33.09.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Federal Standards” means the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines adopted by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.2) "Independent testing laboratory" means a laboratory accredited by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.3) “Qualification testing” means testing to determine a system’s compliance with the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines.4) Voting System..
33.09.01.02.htm 33.09.01.02. 02 Scope.. This subtitle establishes the certification process for a voting system to be used for voting in polling places and a voting system for absentee voting as required by Election Law Article, §9-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.
33.09.01.03.htm 33.09.01.03. 03 Overview of Required Process.. Prior to using the voting system selected and certified for voting in polling places and the voting system selected and certified for absentee voting:A. The model or version of the voting system, including all parts and components, shall have successfully completed:1) Qualification testing by an independent testing laboratory, as required by Election Law Article, §9-102(d)2) Annotated Code of Maryland;2) Certification evaluati
33.09.01.04.htm 33.09.01.04. 04 Standards and Considerations.. A. Standards. The State Board may not certify a voting system unless it meets the standards imposed by Election Law Article, §9-102(d) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Factors To Be Considered. In determining whether a voting system meets the required standards, the State Board shall consider the factors set forth in Election Law Article, §9-102(e) Annotated Code of Maryland.
33.09.01.05.htm 33.09.01.05. 05 Specialists; Evaluation Agent.. A. Employment of Specialists.. 1) The State Administrator may contract with one or more specialists to assist the State Board in evaluating a voting system for which certification is sought under this subtitle.2) The specialists may include:. a) An election director;. b) A lawyer;. c) An accountant;. d) A specialist in electronic systems;. e) A specialist in computer science;. f) A specialist in computer security; and.
33.09.01.06.htm 33.09.01.06. 06 Conflicts of Interest.. A member of the State Board, specialist employed by the Board, evaluation agent, or any other public officer or employee who participates in the examination, certification, or purchase of any voting system may not have any financial interest in any vendor or manufacturer of the system or in any of their suppliers.
33.09.01.07.htm 33.09.01.07. 07 Emergency Waiver of Regulations.. A. Scope. This regulation applies if:. 1) An emergency arises, such as the destruction of a voting system by fire, flood, or otherwise; and. 2) Insufficient time remains before the next election to certify a substitute system in full compliance with this subtitle.B. Temporary Waiver Authorized. The State Board may waive one or more of the requirements of this subtitle as required to facilitate the use of a substitute voting system for
33.09.01.9999.htm 33.09.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―07 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 1, 2000 (27:6 Md. R.636) adopted permanently effective April 17, 2000 (27:7 Md. R. 708)Regulation .01B amended as an emergency provision effective July 23, 2008 (35:17 Md. R. 1484) amended permanently effective September 22, 2008 (35:19 Md. R. 1718)Regulation .01 amended effective August 19, 2013 (40:16 Md. R. 1346).
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