Elections: 2007 Survey of State Voting System Programs (GAO-08-1147SP, September 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-874

Voting System Errors or Malfunctions During the November 2006 General Election

50. During the November 2006 general election, to what extent did your state encounter any of the following errors or malfunctions with your voting systems? (Note: This may include human errors in interacting with technology as well as errors due to the technology.)
(Check one in each row)
    Great extent Moderate extent Little to no extent Not applicable Don't know
  a. System would not operate at all on election day
  b. Ballot displayed did not match intended layout
  c. System stopped operating during election
  d. System response slow
  e. Errors with system interactive functions to assist voters in casting votes (e.g. prompts, user help screen)
  f. System did not record votes selected by voter
  g. System credited votes to incorrect candidate or ballot measure options
  h. Votes tabulated incorrectly
  i. Paper products did not perform properly (e.g., jams, improper printing, feed errors)
  j. System failed to record audit trail for votes cast
  k.Other (describe below)
   

  l. If applicable, briefly describe other errors or malfunctions:

51. If you have indicated the occurrence of any of the above errors or malfunctions, and have documented any occurrences, please indicate the title of the document(s) (and, if available, the Internet address where the document(s) is located on your Web site).

52. During the November 2006 general election, did your state have policies or procedures for collecting and documenting errors and malfunctions?
(Check one)
1.
2.
3.

53. During the November 2006 general election, did your state obtain information about errors or malfunctions for your voting systems in any of the following ways?
(Check one in each row)
    Yes No Not applicable Don't know
  a. Onsite monitoring by state officials of local jurisdictions
  b. Remote monitoring by state officials of local jurisdictions
  c. Local jurisdictions reported problems to state
  d. Voters reported problems to state
  e. Vendors reported problems to state
  f. State obtained information from other states, EAC or other federal entities
  g. HAVA administrative complaint procedures
  h. Other (describe below)
   

  i. If applicable, briefly describe other ways your state obtains information on errors or malfunctions:

54. For the November 2006 general election, has your state or any local jurisdictions taken any of the following actions specifically to identify and verify voting system errors or malfunctions?
(Check all that apply in each row)
    Yes, state Yes, local No Don't know
  a. Conducted investigation
  b. Conducted audit
  c. Conducted recount
  d. Retested voting system
  e. Reviewed system logs or reports
  f. Other (describe below)
   

  g. If applicable, briefly describe any other actions taken:

55. If you indicated that any of the above actions had been taken, please indicate the title(s) of any resulting reports (and, if available, the Internet address where the document(s) are located on your Web site).


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