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

Testing for Approval

19. Does your state test voting systems as part of its approval process?
(Check one)
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20. How are voting systems tested for the state's approval process and who performs the tests?
(Check all that apply in each row)
    Not used State officials Federally accredited voting system testing laboratory Experts or consultants Vendors Other (describe below) Don't know
  a. Testing individual system functions to state standards in a test environment
  b. Testing an integrated system to state standards in a test environment
  c. Testing in mock elections at polling places
  d. Testing in actual elections
  e. Other (describe below)
   

  f. If applicable, briefly describe other testing activities and/or who performs the tests:

21. Are any of the following functions tested for voting system approval in your state?
(Check one in each row)
    Function tested Function not tested Not applicable Don't know
  a. Ballot definition or layout
  b. Ballot marking
  c. Electronic poll book integration
  d. Vote casting
  e. Tabulation
  f. Transmission of results
  g. Election management system
  h. Other (describe below)
   

  i. If applicable, briefly describe other functions tested:

22. If your state has used a federally accredited voting system testing laboratory as part of its approval process, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the following aspects?
(Check one in each row)
    Not used Very satisfied Moderately satisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Moderately dissatisfied Very dissatisfied Don't know
  a. Quality of test plans
  b. Time it took for systems to be tested
  c. Information provided in test results
  d. Cost of the tests
  e. Other (describe below)
   

  f. If applicable, briefly describe other aspects of federally accredited voting system testing laboratory:


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