State Board of Elections Meeting
State Capitol, Pierre
September 7, 2005
teleconference meeting was called to order by chair Chris Nelson at 10:00
a.m. on September 7, 2005 with the following members responding:
Nelson Gail Brock
Christopher Madsen joined at 10:05
Jones Linda Lea Viken
Layher Richard Casey
Secretary of State's staff; Jennifer Jacobson, HAVA Coordinator and Chad
Heinrich, Deputy Secretary of State.
Moved by Viken
and seconded to approve the minutes of the May 13, 2005 meeting. Passed.
Systems & Software’s (ES&S) automated tabulating systems and electronic
ballot marking system certification demonstration was held in Pierre on
August 29-30. Shirley Votrobek, Bob Watkins, Paul Huffman, Mitch Urosevich
and Mark Manganaro were present from ES&S seeking certification for the
Automark oval and arrow optical scan ballot marking machines and the 650,
550, 150 and M100 optical scan counting machines. Secretary Nelson, Kea
Warne and Jennifer Jacobson were present for the certification
demonstration. The Automark for the oval optical scan ballots met all the
ballot marking device requirements and the 650, 550, 150 and M100 optical
scan counting machines met all the automated tabulating system
requirements. ES&S demonstrated the ballot marking machines, voting
process, and the tabulation process. Shirley Votrobek provided documents
stating how their machines meet each certification criteria of the ballot
marking device and the automated tabulating system. All of the machines
presented for certification have received a NASED number.
for the arrow ballots did not meet all of the requirements for the ballot
marking device and ES&S submitted a written request to suspend the
certification on this machine until a later date.
Moved by Brock
and seconded to approve certification of the oval Automark voting machine
and the 650, 550, 150 & M100 optical scan counting machines. Passed.
Moved by Brock
and seconded to adjourn at 10:20.
Secretary of State Kea Warne, Recorder