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

Revocation

26. Revocation: Withdrawal of the approval of a voting system, usually as a result of a system's failure to fulfill state requirements.

Does your state have a process for revoking approval of voting systems?
(Check one)
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2. (Click here to go to question 31.)
3. (Click here to go to question 31.)

27. Under which of the following circumstances, if any, can your state revoke the approval of a voting system?
(Check one in each row)
    Yes No Don't know
  a. Modification or upgrade to system hardware (including, for example, printers and scanners)
  b. Modification or upgrade of system software
  c. System does not meet voting system requirements according to examination or testing results
  d. Expiration of vendor support contract
  e. Expiration of system approval
  f. Federal decertification
  g. State or local jurisdiction official request
  h. Change to state requirements for approval
  i. Revocation of systems by other states or jurisdictions
  j. Irregularities or errors found during post-election audits
  k. Other (describe below)
   

  l. If applicable, briefly describe other circumstances:

28. Are any of the following actions taken by your state as part of the revocation of approval?
(Check one in each row)
    Action taken Action not taken Don't know
  a. Systems are immediately withdrawn from use in elections
  b. Other types of voting systems are provisionally approved for use
  c. Public hearing is held to reevaluate the basis for the system undergoing the approval
  d. Vendor is provided an opportunity to request a reconsideration of the revocation
  e. Other (describe below)
   

  f. If applicable, briefly describe other actions:

29. Has your state revoked approval for any voting systems after December 2004?
(Check one)
1.
2. (Click here to go to question 31.)
3. (Click here to go to question 31.)

  a. If yes, how many voting systems have had approval revoked?
 

30. Was approval revoked under any of the following conditions after December 2004?
(Check one in each row)
    Yes No Don't know
  a. Modification or upgrade to system hardware (including, for example, printers and scanners)
  b. Modification or upgrade of system software
  c. System does not meet voting system requirements according to examination or testing results
  d. Expiration of vendor support contract
  e. Expiration of system approval
  f. State or local jurisdiction official request
  g. Change to state requirements for approval
  h. Revocation of systems by other states or jurisdictions
  i. Irregularities or errors found during post-election audits
  j. Other (describe below)
   

  k. If applicable, briefly describe other conditions:


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