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RE: Sealing AVTS units
Thanks, good points all around.
The question did deal with the sealing of the machines for transport of the
units to and from the polls. So maybe the use of a seal on the booth, which
will be cut at the polls prior to voting and replaced at the end of the day
will work procedurally, if they indeed require a seal.
Does the booth normally come as part of the purchase of an AVTS unit?
Mark S Earley
Support Services Specialist
Diebold Election Systems
850 422-2100 office/fax
850 322-3226 cell
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 5:49 PM
Subject: RE: Sealing AVTS units
The booth has a set of holes for a seal. This would secure the entire TS
inside the closed booth if that helps.
From: john mclaurin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 5:44 PM
Cc: 1 Earley Mark bcc
Subject: Re: Sealing AVTS units
I am not certain that the Election Code actually calls for the PC card to
sealed on our unit or any othre type of memory storage device be sealed in
general on TS units. Currently there is little election code relative to
the hardware of TS. I am not aware that Sequoia or ESS have a method
Histroically we have done so with the memory card on the OS unit and
Volusia has included that language in their "security procedures". I
discussed with them the possibility of paper seal over the PC card(s).
Simply put, you cant seal the PC card cover, because you have to unlock the
cover to turn the unit on. Hardware designers should give this some
From: "Mark S Earley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 15:47:22 -0500
Subject: Sealing AVTS units
> I received a question today from the FL Div of Elections on behalf of
> Volusia County.
> * The question is: "How do you seal the AVTS units?"
> * Is there a reason that AVTS units are not or do not need to be
> while the AVOS units are sealed in preparation for Election Day?
> * Are there any security concerns relating to the exposed IrDA and
> ports not enclosed behind the locked door?
> Mark S Earley
> Support Services Specialist
> Diebold Election Systems
> 850 422-2100 office/fax
> 850 322-3226 cell