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 (cont'd)

56. Has your state taken any of the following actions specifically in response to voting system errors or malfunctions during the November 2006 general election?
(Check one in each row)
    Yes No Don't know
  a. Implemented new policies or procedures
  b. Added voter verified paper trail capability to voting systems
  c. Made an alternate voting method available
  d. Reported problem to EAC
  e. Reported problem to local jurisdictions
  f. Reported problem to other states
  g. Reported problem to vendor
  h. Revoked or required re-approval of voting systems
  i. Fined vendor
  j. Other (describe below)
   

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

57. During the November 2006 general election, did any of the following entities in your state evaluate and/or take corrective actions following reports of voting system errors or malfunctions?
(Check all that apply in each row)
    Evaluated Took corrective action Neither evaluated nor took action Don't Know
  a. State executives (e.g., Secretary of State, Election board or commission, Election Director)
  b. State election personnel
  c. State Auditor or equivalent
  d. State Attorney General or judicial equivalent
  e. Local counties or jurisdictions
  f. Vendors or manufacturers
  g. Consultants or subject matter experts
  h. Other (describe below)
   

  i. If applicable, briefly describe other entities who evaluated or took corrective actions:

58. Did your state require local jurisdictions to report voting system errors or malfunctions during the November 2006 general election?
(Check one)
1.
2.
3.

59. How much of a challenge, if at all, was each of the following activities for your state regarding voting system errors or malfunctions during the November 2006 general election?
(Check one in each row)
    Major challenge Minor challenge Not a challenge Not applicable Don't know
  a. Collecting data on voting system errors or malfunctions
  b. Gathering information on circumstances of errors or malfunctions
  c. Determining the cause of errors or malfunctions
  d. Identifying, evaluating, and selecting corrective actions
  e. Executing corrective actions
  f. Having sufficient funding to take corrective actions
  g. Having sufficient staff to take corrective actions
  h. Having sufficient training to plan and/or execute corrective actions
  i. Communicating progress on resolving problems to election stakeholders (voters, candidates, local and state executives)
  j. Other (describe below)
   

  k. If applicable, briefly describe any other challenges regarding errors or malfunctions:

60. For any area identified in Q59 as a major challenge, please describe why it was a challenge and how your state addressed this challenge.


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