Subject 590-8-1 CERTIFICATION OF VOTING SYSTEMS
|(c)||Reciprocity. The Secretary of State may accept the results of the Qualification tests and/or Certification tests from another state or testing agency that has performed the tests described in these Rules. This reciprocity does not extend to the Acceptance tests or any portion of the Certification tests, which are considered to be unique to the State of Georgia.|
|(d)||Procedure. This review and
approval procedure is limited to those voting systems and equipment that have
passed the prototype stage and are in full production and available for
immediate installation and use. Qualification tests shall be performed to
evaluate the degree to which a system complies with the requirements of the
Voting Systems Standards issued by the Election Assistance
Commission (EAC). Whenever possible, Qualification tests shall be conducted by
Independent Test Agencies (ITA) certified by the EAC. In the event that tests
by an ITA are not feasible, these tests shall be conducted by a Georgia
Certification Agent designated by the Secretary of State.
Certification tests shall be performed to certify that the voting system complies with the Georgia Election Code, the Rules of the Georgia State Election Board, and the Rules of the Secretary of State. A Georgia Certification Agent designated by the Secretary of State shall conduct certification tests. The Qualification and Certification testing of a voting system for use in the State of Georgia shall proceed in the following steps.
|(e)||Proprietary Information. The State of Georgia shall make every effort to protect the proprietary nature of information provided to the State or its agents during the course of these evaluations in accordance to Georgia law for protecting proprietary information. Any proposed non-disclosure agreements shall be of the type and form in common commercial usage appropriate to similar situations and shall be subject to review and approval by the Georgia Attorney General.|
|(f)||Audit and Validation of
|(g)||Technical Data Package.
Before evaluation can begin, the vendor must submit to the Georgia
Certification Agent the Technical Data Package required to complete the
evaluation of the proposed voting system. Each item in the Technical Data
Package must be clearly identified. If the Technical Data Package is incomplete
or the items in the package are not clearly identified, the entire package may
be returned to the vendor and the evaluation of the voting system rescheduled.
In most cases, the Technical Data Package submitted to the ITAs shall be
sufficient for State certification.
The Technical Data Package shall contain the following items in hard copy and in electronic form when available.
|(1)||The board of registrars shall enter the information contained on voter registration applications into the statewide voter registration database in a timely manner.|
|(2)|| Verification of applicant's United States