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Checklist for e-Voting

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User Groups
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People with the right to vote are able to
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People's votes are counted, and only counted once
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The voter can vote without coercion or undue influence
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The vote remains secretive at all stages
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Voting is fully accessible
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The functioning of each system should increase voter confidence
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Polling stations          
The voting area is on an accessible level
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Wheelchair access, special ramps and handrails are provided where necessary
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Polling booths are at table height
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There are seats available
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Polling station staff have had disability awareness training
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There are adequate parking spaces near the entrance of the polling station
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The path to the polling station is a hard non-slip surface and is well lit
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There is adequate lighting inside the polling station
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Signs are in large text and are clearly visible
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Voting forms          
Forms are available in large print
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There is a tactile option to view the form
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Print size and type is legible
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Voting machines          
Static systems and DREs are easily located
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
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There are minimal stages in the voting process i.e., the number of different screens passed through
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Controls          
Buttons have tactile markings
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Buttons, or keys (including touch screen buttons) are large and easily identifiable from each other
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Navigation can be through the use of a keyboard or touch screen
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Buttons or keys are operable with one hand
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Screens          
There is a function to correct errors
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Warnings are given for overvoting and undervoting
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Touch screens are debounced to eliminate any double activation
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There is a confirmation screen at the end of the vote so all choices can be reviewed
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There is a zoom function
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There is a help function
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The screen can be angled to a variety of positions
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The contrast settings can be adjusted
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The colour settings can be adjusted
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The size of the text can be enlarged
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Audio output          
There is audio confirmation when a vote is made
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There is audio description that reads the text on the screen
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The volume and rate of speech can be adjusted
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For each audio output there is a text alternative
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Peripheral devices          
There is appropriate provision for connecting personal listening devices
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No significant benefits hearing
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The system allows connection of alternative custom switches
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Documentation          
Full instructions or a demonstration is provided
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Instructions are available in alternative formats
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Print size and typeface is legible
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Instructions are written using simple straighforward language
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Digital TVs          
There is wide availability of an interactive capacity in digital TV sets
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The colours, text size and help function in the voting environment are of a maximum size
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Appropriate colour combinations are used
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Page layout is spacious and consistent
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Audio elements have a matching visual description
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Speech is clear without any background music or sounds
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Subtitles are provided
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Telephones          
There is wide availability of the touch tone facility in telephones
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Major benefits cognitive
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There is a text phone element available
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Instructions are clearly spoken
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There is a listen again option
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The speaker volume can be adjusted
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The call remains anonymous
Major benefits visual
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There is the option to connect to a human call centre assistant
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SMS text messages          
The sent SMS remains anonymous
Major benefits visual
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Sentences are short and use basic language
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The return typed text is not too long
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The message is broken down into clear components or sections
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An error message is received if a mistake is made
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Users receive confirmation when a vote has been received
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PCs / Internet          
Virus protection is provided and easily downloaded onto PCs
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There is a specialised operating system for voting on home PCs
Major benefits visual
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Major benefits cognitive
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Navigation can be through the use of a mouse or the keyboard
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
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The website complies with the W3C web accessibility guidelines
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There is a demonstration available
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Access and navigation can be via a voice recognition system
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Access and navigation can be via a screen reader
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Audio instructions are available
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Authentication          
Electronic authentication is available in alternative formats e.g. PIN numbers, smart cards, CD Rom
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PIN numbers should be in a memorable format
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