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Test Assertions for VVSG 1.0 Section 7.9.5, August 2015

Requirement 7.9.5

VVSG 1.0 Requirement 7.9.5:

VVPAT records can be printed and stored by two different methods:

·      Printed and stored on a continuous spool-to-spool paper roll where the voter views the paper record in a window.

·      Printed on separate pieces of paper, which are deposited in a secure receptacle. If a requirement applies to only one method, that will be specified. Otherwise, the requirement applies to both.

Test Assertions

None.


Requirement 7.9.5a

VVSG 1.0 Requirement 7.9.5a: Voter privacy shall be preserved during the process of recording, verifying and auditing his or her ballot selections.

Test Assertions

TA795a-1: Voter privacy SHALL be preserved during the process of recording his or her ballot selections.

TA795a-2: Voter privacy SHALL be preserved during the process of verifying his or her ballot selections.

TA795a-3: Voter privacy SHALL be preserved during the process of auditing his or her ballot selections.

TA795a-4: For any implementation of the VVPAT, the VVPAT SHALL conform to the usability requirements of 3.1.7.

TA795a-4-1: For any implementation of the VVPAT, the VVPAT SHALL conform to the usability requirements of 3.1.7 that reference the ballot interface.

TA795a-4-2: For any implementation of the VVPAT, the VVPAT SHALL conform to the usability requirements of 3.1.7 that reference the cast vote record.

TA795a-5: For any implementation of the VVPAT, the VVPAT SHALL conform to the test assertions of 3.1.7.

TA795a-5-1: For any implementation of the VVPAT, the VVPAT SHALL conform to the test assertions of 3.1.7 that reference the ballot interface.

TA795a-5-2: For any implementation of the VVPAT, the VVPAT SHALL conform to the test assertions of 3.1.7 that reference the cast vote record.

TA795a-6: IF the voting system produces a paper record, THEN that record SHALL be protected from physical removal by the voter.


Requirement 7.9.5b

VVSG 1.0 Requirement 7.9.5b: When a VVPAT with a spool-to-spool continuous paper record is used, a means shall be provided to preserve the secrecy of the paper record of voter selections.

Test Assertions

TA795b-1: If a voter makes ballot selections during a voting session, THEN at the beginning of the next voting session, ballot selections SHALL have original defaultvalues, including but not limited to, empty ballot selections.


Requirement 7.9.5c

VVSG 1.0 Requirement 7.9.5c: When a VVPAT with a spool-to-spool continuous paper record is used, no record shall be maintained of which voters used which voting machine or the order in which they voted.

Test Assertions

None (requirement is operational).


Requirement 7.9.5d

VVSG 1.0 Requirement 7.9.5d: The electronic and paper records shall be created and stored in ways that preserve the privacy of the voter.

Test Assertions      

TA795d-1: When the electronic records are created the privacy of the voter SHALL be preserved.

TA795d -2: When the paper records are created the privacy of the voter SHALL be preserved.


Requirement 7.9.5e

VVSG 1.0 Requirement 7.9.5e: The privacy of voters whose paper records contain an alternative language shall be maintained.

Test Assertions      

None (requirement is operational).


Requirement 7.9.5f

VVSG 1.0 Requirement 7.9.5f: Unique identifiers on the paper record are displayed or formatted in such a way that they are not memorable to voters, such as by obscuring them in other characters.

Test Assertions

TA795f-1: Unique identifiers SHALL be displayed in a representation that is NOT easily memorable by the voter.

TA795f-2: Unique identifiers MAY be obscured in other characters in order to make them NOT easily memorable to the voter. (from Discussion).


Requirement 7.9.5g

VVSG 1.0 Requirement 7.9.5g: Both paper rolls and paper record secure receptacles shall be controlled, protected, and preserved with the same security as a ballot box.

Test Assertions

None (requirement is operational).

 

Created August 28, 2015, Updated August 25, 2016