Section 4:
Assuring Security of and Troubleshooting Problems with Voting Systems

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Poll workers and voting systems are crucial components of elections. The integrity of each California election depends on the reliability of the poll workers and the security of the millions of ballots and thousands of voting machines used to record and/or tabulate votes. Therefore, one of the most important aspects of poll worker instruction is voting machine and system security.

To ensure the security of each voting machine and system, poll worker training should include the following topics.

Pre-Election Day Security


Detecting Tampering

Machine Issues or Problems

Distractions and Authorized Personnel

Closing a Voting System or Component

Safely Transporting Voting Systems and Ballots

Other Issues

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Voter Information

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