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Chicago and Cook County Audit March 2012 - Defend the Vote

Chicago and Cook County Audit March 2012 - Defend the Vote

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This is the audit sheet used for Chicago audits for the 2012 elections - Free use in it's current form is permitted. Please download the form and provide it to pollwatchers for March 2012 elections.
This is the audit sheet used for Chicago audits for the 2012 elections - Free use in it's current form is permitted. Please download the form and provide it to pollwatchers for March 2012 elections.

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Survey Questions to Ask:
A.
 
Pre-Open Questions
:
(Ask the Election Judges if you were not present to observe this yourself) (Approximate times are okay)
 
1.
 
When was the Touch Screen machine set up? Date & time _____________ Notes ________________________2.
 
When was the Card Activator set up? Date & time _______________ Notes ____________________________3.
 
When was the Ballot Scanner set up? Date and time ______________ Notes _____________________________4.
 
Chicago Only: Was the Big Blue Box (equipment carrier) sealed before initial setup? 
Yes or No
Seal 1 ________5.
 
Chicago Only: Was the Big Blue Box resealed after set-up?
Yes or No S
eal 1 ____________________________Notes this Section ____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
B.
 
Election Day Set up Questions:
(Based on Election Judge responses and your observations)
 
1.
 
Who set up in the morning? ____________________________________________________________________2.
 
Was the equipment sealed? 
Yes or No
Record seal number _________________________________________3.
 
How is the equipment key stored?_______________________________________________________________4.
 
How many Judges were present (Include all election judges and student judges) __________________________5.
 
Did
all
Judges take their Oath?
Yes or No
What time? ________ Notes______
 ____________________________
 6.
 
Do all of the Judges have a badge on?
Yes or No
If not, why _________________________________________7.
 
Chicago Only: Does the Polling Place Administrator have a badge on?
Yes or No
Notes_____________________8.
 
Do all voting booths provide voter privacy?
Yes or No
Notes _________________________________________9.
 
Was signage identifying the polling place visible outside?
Yes or No
Notes_______________________________10.
 
Was a USA Flag posted identifying the Polling Place?
Yes or No
Notes__________________________________11.
 
In Front of the Poll: Are there 2 blue cones marking 100ft?
Yes or No
Notes_____________________________12.
 
Did you observe or hear of electioneering inside the blue cones?
Yes or No
Notes _______________________13.
 
Did you observe or hear of electioneering inside the polling place?
Yes or No
Notes ______________________14.
 
Early Voting, Absentee and Grace Period Voting: Visually (hands free) inspect ballot application books to checkthat these types of voters have been marked as unqualified to vote again. Were they marked?
Yes or No
15.
 
Notes this Section_____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________
C.
 
SEALS: :
(Based on Election Judge responses and your observations) (
Always
note if the seal is damaged or incorrectly applied)
 
Touch Screen Printer Scroll Back of Touch Screen 2 seals on Ballot Box (Chicago only) Cook County - 3 seals
 –
Ask to see them!
 1.
 
Touch Screen Printer
: Is it sealed?
Yes or No
Seal 1 _____________2.
 
Back of the Touch Screen Machine: Are seals present?
Yes or No
Seal 1 ____________ Seal 2 _____________3.
 
Ballot Box Seals:
The Ballot Scanner is secured to the ballot box with two seals in Chicago, 3 seals in CookCounty. Are the seals present, locked and recorded?
(If the Judges can’t show you the seals, look at the
R
ecord of Seals
and confirm there.)
 
Yes or No
Seal 1:
 
 _______________ Seal 2: ______________ Seal 3_______________4.
 
Was any other ballot box used?
Yes or No
If used, is it sealed?
Yes or No
Seal:
 
 ________________________5.
 
Was the ballot box checked and sealed as empty?
Yes or No
When, last night or this morning? _____________
Name:
______________________________________
Address:
_____________________________________
City and Zip:
__________________________________
REQUIRED:
I am a Registered Voter
Yes or No
Survey Done with Poll Watching Credentials
Yes or No
 Date:
March 20
th
2012
Time
____________
Precinct
 _________
Ward/Township
___________________
Chicago: Yes or No
DEFEND THE VOTE: POLLWATCHER AUDIT SURVEY
 Chicago and Cook County, Illinois
By documenting how elections are run in your precincts, you help to improve the system.
Elections security should be transparent and open to the public’s review. Don’t be afraid to ask!
Cook County
ballot boxeshave 3 seals: regular ballotbox, write-in blue ballot bag,and the alternate ballot box.
Empowering Citizens to Protect Elections
SURVEY FOR ELECTION DAY ONLYPre-Polls Open to Closing Polls
 
Instructions:
 
REQUIRED: (1) DO NOT OBSTRUCT VOTERS (2)
Be objective like an auditor 
(3)
Be observant and thoughtful of voters at ALL times.
(4)
Work cooperatively withelection workers. Election Judges MUST take care of voters first.
(5)
If a seal is missing or damaged, note it here then tell the election judges and call the election authority.
Chicago’s Election Central
(312) 269-7870
; Cook County’s Call Center 
(773) 801-2050. (6)
Call Defend the Vote
847-382-1100
if you need help.
(7)
Fill out as much of the auditsurvey form as possible.
If parts are blank, we don’t score that item.
 
(8)
NEVER photograph voters in the polling place without consent.
(9)
Get pollwatching credentials from localcandidates or party leaders. If you need help, call Defend the Vote
847-382-1100 (10) MAIL TO US IMMEDIATELY
 –
 
You might want to keep a copy for yourself!
 

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