Final Steps - Chain of Custody

FINAL STEPS TO CLOSING THE POLLS – Chain of Custody

Voting Location Manager and a Precinct Election Official should verify that ALL tasks have been completed. All items must be accounted for and placed in the proper containers:

· ePollbooks

· Pencil Box

· Red Bag

· Blue Plastic Folder

· Ballot Box

· Any other items delivered to the polling location

VOTING LOCATION MANAGER CLOSING PROCEDURE

  • All Master Media Sticks are removed from ExpressVote Machines

  • Place all Un-Voted Ballots, Stub “A” Envelope, Soiled, Defaced, and/or Damaged Ballots, in the Black Bag and secure with a Red Security Seal.

  • The VLM should record the total number of Optical Scan Ballots and Provisional Ballots received from each precinct on the Red Bag cover sheet

  • A Precinct Election Official from the opposite party must sign off on the Chain of Custody Sheet located in the VLM Binder.

  • Place the Chain of Custody Sheet in Voting Location Manager’s Binder.

  • Seal Red Bag and record Red Security Seal number on Red Bag cover sheet.

Voting Location Managers in a bipartisan team (representative of each party) must return in the same vehicle with:

  • ePollbooks – in sealed case

  • In Clear Plastic Tote - Pencil Box - Red Bag, ExpressVote, Voto Cart Keys, blue plastic envelope

  • Black Bags – un-voted Optical Scan Ballots

  • Ballot Box – One per location containing ALL voted Optical Scan Ballots and Voted Ballot Cards

  • Cart (if, applicable)

  • BOE Cell Phone – (Please note: if not returned $50 may be deducted from your pay)

Chain of Custody Log.pdf