2005 Texas Election Code CHAPTER 129. DIRECT RECORDING ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES


ELECTION CODE
CHAPTER 129. DIRECT RECORDING ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES
§ 129.001. CERTAIN DIRECT RECORDING ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE PROCEDURES. (a) As part of the testing of the direct recording electronic voting machine equipment before its use in a particular election, the general custodian of election records shall include a specific test of each machine's logic and accuracy functions to ensure that the machine properly records, counts, and tabulates the votes. (b) Each direct recording electronic voting machine must provide the voter with a screen in summary format of the voter's choices for the voter to review before the vote is actually cast. (c) During the early voting period, the early voting clerk shall conduct a daily audit of the direct recording electronic voting machines used in the election to ensure proper correspondence among the numbers of ballots provided on the machines, names on the poll list, and ballots cast on the machines. (d) The general custodian of election records shall conduct a recount sufficient to confirm the accuracy of the vote totals in an election in which direct recording electronic voting machines are used for the first time. (e) The secretary of state shall prescribe any procedures necessary to implement this section and to ensure the orderly and proper administration of elections using direct recording electronic voting machines. Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1054, § 10, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

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