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WEC Approves Election Systems and Software EVS 5.2.2.0 and EVS 5.3.2.0 Electronic Voting Systems

Priority: 
Information Only
Date: 
July 11, 2017
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
To: 
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Michael Haas, Interim Administrator
From: 
Richard Rydecki, Elections Specialist/Accessibility Coordinator
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Clerk Communication ES&S EVS 5220 and 5320.pdf124.75 KB
ES&S EVS 5220 and 5320 Approval Letter.pdf247.68 KB
ES&S EVS 5220 EAC Certification Report.pdf6.25 MB
ES&S EVS 5220-5320 Commission Memo.pdf2.66 MB

 DATE: July 11, 2017

 
TO: Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
 
FROM: Michael Haas Richard Rydecki
        Administrator Elections Specialist
 
SUBJECT:  WEC Approves Election Systems and Software EVS 5.2.2.0 and EVS 5.3.2.0 Electronic Voting Systems
 
On June 20, 2017, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (“Commission”) approved Election Systems and Software (ES&S) EVS 5.2.2.0 and EVS 5.3.2.0 voting systems for sale and use in the State of Wisconsin.  No electronic voting equipment may be offered for sale or utilized in Wisconsin unless the Commission first approves it.  The following provides a brief description of the ES&S voting systems recently approved for use in Wisconsin:
 
A. EVS 5.2.2.0
 
EVS 5.2.2.0 is a federally tested and certified paper based, digital scan voting system powered by the ElectionWare software platform.  It consists of seven major components: an election management system (EMS) server; an EMS client (desktop and/or laptop computer) with election reporting manager (ERM) software; the ExpressVote, an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant vote capture device for a polling place; the AutoMARK, an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ballot marking device for a polling place; the DS200, a polling place scanner and tabulator; the DS450, a mid-range scanner and tabulator for a central count location; and the DS850, a high-speed scanner and tabulator for a central count location.   
 
B. EVS 5.3.2.0
 
EVS 5.3.2.0 is a federally tested modification to the EVS 5.2.2.0 voting system.  The modification provides support for modeming of unofficial election results from a DS200 to a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server through public analog or wireless telecommunications networks after the polls close on Election Day.   The modeming component of EVS 5.3.2.0 lacks federal certification, but has undergone successful functional testing on the state level.  The underlying voting system (EVS 5.2.2.0) is federally certified. 
 
For additional information regarding this voting system, please refer to the attached Commission memorandum, certification letter and U.S. Election Assistance Commission certificate.  If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at elections@wi.gov or (608) 261-2028.  Thank you.