2010 Tennessee Code
Title 2 - Elections
Chapter 20 - Tennessee Voter Confidence Act
2-20-104 - Electronic voting systems Rules and regulations Testing of equipment.

2-20-104. Electronic voting systems Rules and regulations Testing of equipment.

(a)  (1)  All electronic voting systems in use on or after January 1, 2009:

          (A)  Shall be certified pursuant to § 2-9-110 and shall have been certified by the election assistance commission as having met the applicable voluntary voting systems guidelines. In addition, the precinct-based optical scanners shall be tested to ensure the scanners operate in accordance with the guidelines; and

          (B)  Shall, with all relevant documentation, be made available by their vendors, at the request of the state election commission or the secretary of state for review by an independent expert, selected by the state election commission or the secretary of state, to ensure the functionality and security of its systems.

     (2)  The state coordinator of elections shall enact necessary rules and regulations to require that all required tests are properly conducted on the precinct-based optical scanners as well as requiring a sufficient review is conducted of the voting systems and the relevant documentation to ensure compliance with this subsection (a).

(b)  Prior to each election, all electronic voting equipment purchased, leased or used by the county election commissions shall be subject to acceptance testing by the commission in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the state coordinator of elections.

(c)  With respect to precinct-based optical scanner voting systems purchased or leased pursuant to this chapter, vendors shall provide access to all information required pursuant to subsection (a) and rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to subsection (a), which shall be placed in escrow with an agent designated by the secretary of state.

(d)  No electronic voting equipment used in an election in this state shall have any capability, enabled or disabled, for wireless communication of any sort.

[Acts 2008, ch. 1108, § 3.]  

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