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1-5-705. Accessible voter interface devices – minimum requirement


A voting system must include at least one direct recording electronic voting system specially equipped for individuals with disabilities or other accessible voter interface device installed at each polling location that meets the requirements of this section.


Source: L. 2004: Entire part added, p. 1357, § 15, effective May 28.L. 2010: (2) repealed, (HB 10-1116), ch. 194, p. 833, § 14, effective May 5.L. 2013: Entire section amended, (HB 13-1303), ch. 185, p. 715, § 53, effective May 10.


Cross references: In 2013, this section was amended by the “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act”. For the short title and the legislative declaration, see sections 1 and 2 of chapter 185, Session Laws of Colorado 2013.
Annotation: June 16, 2016 8:00 pm

“Voting system” as defined in section 1-1-104(50.8), C.R.S., means:
(a) The total combination of mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic equipment (including the software, firmware, and documentation required to program, control, and support the equipment) that is used to:
(1)Define ballots;
(2) Cast and count votes;
(3) Report or display election results; and
(4) Maintain and produce any audit trail information.
(b) The practices and associated documentation used to:
(1) Identify system components and versions of such components;
(2) Test the system during its development and maintenance;
(3) Maintain records of system errors and defects;
(4)Determine specific system changes to be made to a system after the initial qualification of the system; and
(5) Make available any materials to the voter (such as notices, instructions, forms, or paper ballots).
(c) “Voting system” does not include any other component of election administration, such as voter registration applications or systems, electronic pollbooks, ballot delivery and retrieval systems, signature verification and envelope sorting devices, ballot on demand printers, election night reporting and other election reporting systems, and other components used throughout the election process that do not capture and tabulate votes.

Annotation: June 13, 2016 5:18 pm

The rules define a “Direct Recording Electronic voting device” (DRE) as a voting device that visually displays or audibly presents a ballot and records an elector’s votes directly into electronic storage media.

Definition [Accessible voter interface device]

A device that communicates voting instructions and the information on the ballot to an elector and allows the elector to select and vote for candidates, ballot questions, and ballot issues in accordance with the standards in section 1-5-704. A ballot marking device may be considered an accessible voter interface device. C.R.S. § 1-5-702.

Definition [Election]

Any election under the “Uniform Election Code of 1992” or the “Colorado Municipal Election Code of 1965”, article 10 of title 31, C.R.S. C.R.S. § 1-7.5-103.

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