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PDFWAC 434-264-070

Manual recount of votes cast on direct recording electronic devices.

In a manual recount, the county auditor must compare the paper records with the electronic results cast on direct recording electronic devices.
(1) Written procedures to perform manual recounts of direct recording electronic devices must be promulgated by the county auditor. The procedures for manually tabulating results must be conducted using a process that includes the following elements:
(a) A continuous paper record must be utilized; the paper record must not be cut into separate individual records;
(b) If a paper record indicates a ballot has been canceled, the ballot must be exempt from the recount; and
(c) If the paper records are incomplete, the ballot images stored on the direct recording electronic device must be printed and then compared to the electronic results recorded on the direct recording electronic device.
(2) If there is a discrepancy between the electronic results and the paper record results, the canvassing board must take necessary action to investigate and resolve the discrepancy. The canvassing board must prepare a public report that outlines the discrepancy and how it was resolved. The results as determined by the canvassing board must replace the electronic results in the official certification.
(3) If there is a discrepancy that cannot be resolved:
(a) The secretary of state must be notified immediately; and
(b) The vendor must be notified and required to provide a satisfactory explanation for the discrepancy within thirty days.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 07-20-074, § 434-264-070, filed 10/1/07, effective 11/1/07; WSR 07-12-032, § 434-264-070, filed 5/30/07, effective 6/30/07.]
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