<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"> <head> <title>Rule 05:02:09:01.02 Test of tabulating equipment.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 05:02:09:01.02"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 05:02:09:01.02 Test of tabulating equipment."> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 10"> <meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 10"> <link rel=File-List href="0502090000102D_files/filelist.xml"> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Author>lrpr14533</o:Author> <o:LastAuthor>lrpr14296</o:LastAuthor> <o:Revision>2</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Created>2007-07-02T21:39:00Z</o:Created> <o:LastSaved>2007-07-02T21:39:00Z</o:LastSaved> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>364</o:Words> <o:Characters>2079</o:Characters> <o:Company>State of South Dakota</o:Company> <o:Lines>17</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>4</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>2439</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>10.6830</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:GrammarState>Clean</w:GrammarState> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> <style> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.GramE {mso-style-name:""; mso-gram-e:yes;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="1026"/> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit"> <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1"/> </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--> </head> <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>5:02:09:01.02.<span class=GramE>&nbsp;&nbsp;Test</span> of tabulating equipment.</b> The person in charge of the election shall conduct tests of the automatic tabulating equipment as required in SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-17B-5">12-17B-5</A> and <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-17B-12">12-17B-12.</A> The tests shall be conducted by processing a preaudited group of ballots in a test deck marked to record a predetermined number of valid votes for each candidate and each measure. A tally sheet shall be created prior to the machine count to fully show how the sample of ballots is marked and what the machine vote totals must be to prove an errorless count. If more than one ballot is used in the election, a test deck shall be made for each ballot that is unique in any way. The test deck(s) shall include for each office and ballot question:</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(1)&nbsp;&nbsp;One or more ballots with a vote for each candidate and each side of a ballot question;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(2)&nbsp;&nbsp;One or more ballots which have votes in excess of the number allowed by law for each office and question; and</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(3)&nbsp;&nbsp;One or more ballots which contain an undervote.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>At least twenty-five test ballots shall be included in the total of all test decks. Individual test decks for individual ballots shall be of sufficient size to prove the accuracy of the system. If absentee ballots are to be received folded, at least ten percent of the test ballots in any individual test deck shall be similarly folded. The person conducting the test of the tabulating equipment shall date and sign the printout, verifying that the results of the machine's printed paper vote totals exactly match the tally sheet from which the sample of ballots was marked. The test deck(s), tally sheet, and signed printout must be secured and retained with the official ballots.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>The test procedure shall include the processing of at least one ballot completely blank to verify that the machine is correctly configured according to SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-17B-13.1">12-17B-13.1.</A></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>If more than one tabulating machine is to be used in the election, each machine shall be fully tested according to the ballot(s) which each machine will be used to count in the election.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>In addition to these tests, any test deck may be processed any time before or after completion of the official count.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Source:</b> 8 SDR 81, effective January 10, 1982; 21 SDR 77, effective October 24, 1994; 23 SDR 236, effective July 17, 1997; 29 SDR 113, effective January 30, 2003; 33 SDR 230, effective July 1, 2007.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-17B-17">12-17B-17(3).</A></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-17B-5">12-17B-5</A>, <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-17B-12">12-17B-12.</A></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;tab-stops:.4in .6in .9in 1.1in 1.4in 1.6in 1.9in 2.1in 2.4in 2.6in 2.9in 3.1in 3.4in 3.6in 3.9in 4.1in'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> </div> </body> </html>