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Electronic Pollbooks and Vote Center Information

Vote Center Counties:
Brookings
Brown
Hughes
Hyde
Potter
Sully
Yankton
Custer (does not use vote centers and the following recommendations and checklist does not apply)

Secretary of State's recommendations and checklist for ePollbook/Vote Center Counties

12-1-3. Definition of terms used in title. Terms used in this title mean:
(5) "Electronic pollbook," an electronic system containing both the registration list and pollbook;
(13) "Pollbook" or "poll list," a list containing in numerical order the names of all persons voting at the election and type of ballot voted;
(20) "Vote center," a polling place when the precinct has been defined as the entire jurisdiction and an electronic pollbook is utilized;

12-14-17. Vote centers. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any jurisdiction may conduct an election using vote centers pursuant to the provisions of this section. The election shall be conducted in conformance with all applicable election laws and rules with the following exceptions:
(1) The jurisdiction may use vote centers that allow the voters in the jurisdiction to vote at any one of the vote centers in lieu of establishing precincts and wards for the election;
(2) Any person who is registered to vote and living in the jurisdiction may be appointed as a polling place superintendent or deputy to any of the vote centers;
(3) Secure, encrypted electronic pollbooks shall be used in lieu of paper registration books; and
(4) The entire jurisdiction is designated as one voting precinct for this election.

5:02:17:14. Electronic pollbook security. The file containing active and inactive registered voter names, numbers, ballot types and other voter information for an electronic pollbook must be located in the electronic pollbook. The electronic pollbook file may only be located on a network drive or removable drive if password protected. The electronic pollbook shall be connected to a secure internet or intranet connection.

An electronic pollbook file shall be password protected. The password shall be provided only to the precinct superintendent and person in charge of the election who may not divulge the password to any other person.

No person, other than the precinct election official assigned to operate the electronic pollbook, may be allowed to enter any information into the electronic pollbook.
Following the completion of the recapitulation sheet at the close of the polls, the electronic pollbook file shall be immediately closed so that it is password protected.
The electronic pollbook file may not be reopened prior to the official canvass. If the board of canvassers examines the electronic pollbook file, the board must check the audit trail of the electronic pollbook file prior to opening the file to determine that the file has not been accessed since the close of the polls.