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Continuity Planning

  1. 1. <ul><li>CONTINUITY </li></ul><ul><li>PLANNING </li></ul>PLN
  2. 2. Primary Objectives <ul><li>Protection of Client’s interest at all stages of the election process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If winning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If losing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If being cheated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If cheating(?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enable Client to exercise all available legal options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence gathering supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation (affidavits and pleadings) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Render a final report to client on all activities </li></ul><ul><li>Availability in case of litigation </li></ul>PLN
  3. 3. Objectives of this segment: <ul><li>Identification of problem timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of problems in given timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of action(s) to address problems </li></ul>PLN
  4. 4. Critical Points in Election for Legal Contingencies : <ul><li>Pre-election day (COC- campaign end) </li></ul><ul><li>Election day- (May 10 to 6:00 p.m.) </li></ul><ul><li>Counting </li></ul><ul><li>Transmittal </li></ul><ul><li>Canvassing- (BOC convenes 12:00 p.m.) </li></ul><ul><li>Proclamation </li></ul>PLN
  5. 5. Pre-Election Scenarios <ul><li>Vote Buying </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Disenfranchisement of voters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical displacement of command votes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Terrorism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To vote for opponent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not to vote at all </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Cheating Tactics </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>PLN
  6. 6. Election Day Scenarios <ul><li>Failure of Election Scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Massive disenfranchisement in bailiwicks </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted operations- cheating tactics </li></ul><ul><li>Failure of AES systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure of Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure of Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure of Peopleware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>PLN
  7. 7. Counting Scenarios <ul><li>Systems Breakdowns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to print ER </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Snatching </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating (Cyber or otherwise) </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>PLN
  8. 8. Transmission Scenarios <ul><li>PCOS Failure of Transmission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical (e.g. snatching, destruction of PCOS, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyber (e.g. software or network problems, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PCOS Failure of Consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating (Cyber or otherwise) </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>PLN
  9. 9. Consolidation/Canvassing Scenarios <ul><li>Non-transmittal of ERs </li></ul><ul><li>Non-consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to make timely protests per ER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of ground </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of timely evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakdown in communications/coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cheating </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>PLN
  10. 10. Proclamation Scenarios <ul><li>Failure to stop a flawed/illegal proclamation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of ground </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of timely evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination breakdowns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Failure to stop a flawed/illegal protest </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating </li></ul><ul><li>Biased BOC </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>PLN
  11. 11. Addressing Contingencies <ul><li>Proper training and coordination with watchers </li></ul><ul><li>Timely and Efficient gathering of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal, including maj./min. party with CCS Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External (Media, Citizen’s Arm, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employment of Appropriate Remedies </li></ul><ul><li>Timely employment of Remedies </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>PLN
  12. 12. COMELEC’s Continuity Plan <ul><li>PCOS/BEI Problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BEI PINs not available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ballot Jam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printer Jam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Supply Interruption (Battery) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOS Hang or Hardware failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOS Unable to print Elections Returns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost/Stolen/Defective Main Memory Card or iButton Security Keys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WAN Access Failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catastrophe (fire, flood, earthquake, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sabotage </li></ul></ul>PLN
  13. 13. COMELEC’s Continuity Plan <ul><li>Problems in Provincial/District/City/Municipal CCS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCS Hardware Failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Supply Interruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WAN Access Failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catastrophe (fire, flood, earthquake, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sabotage </li></ul></ul>PLN
  14. 14. COMELEC’s Continuity Plan <ul><li>Problems in National/Central Canvassing Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Storage Unavailable/Service Interruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server Hardware Failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCS/REIS Listener Service Interruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Supply Interruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Access Failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Weather/High Temperature Conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catastrophe (fire, flooding, earthquake, etc.) </li></ul></ul>PLN
  15. 15. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>BEI PINs unavailable: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BEI informs PCOS Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOST informs Supervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOS Supervisor Informs National Support Center Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSCO advises Supervisor to provide the PINs to BEIs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisor provides the PINs to the BEI </li></ul></ul>PLN
  16. 16. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Ballot Jam: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If ballot visible, the BEI IT-capable member gently pulls out the ballot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If not visible, BEI calls PCOS Technician who shall remove the PCOS from the ballot box and retrieve the jammed ballot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairman re-feeds the ballot to PCOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If rejected because already counted, Chair directs PCOST to remove PCOS again from ballot box so Chair can deposit the ballot there. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not applicable if rejected for other causes (ambiguous, misread, invalid, follow General Instructions). </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  17. 17. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Ballot Jam because of improper stacking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BEI allowed to open ballot box and press down on ballots </li></ul></ul>PLN
  18. 18. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Printer Jam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOST (under BEI supervision) shall open printer door and gently pull the paper back towards the roll to remove jam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOST reloads paper when jam is removed </li></ul></ul>PLN
  19. 19. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Power Supply Interruption (Battery) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOS Supervisor or Technician advises NSCO of need for replacement battery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSCO locates and delivers a replacement battery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOST replaces battery under BEI supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disconnect old battery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connect new </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connect inverter to external source (if applicable) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Turn PCOS on </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BEI resumes power on procedures </li></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  20. 20. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>PCOS Hang or Hardware Failure or other cases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOST calls Supervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisor informs NSCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSCO asks PCOST (under BEI) to turn off and turn on the PCOS machine and other general troubleshooting instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If problems persists NSCO arranges for delivery of replacement PCOS </li></ul></ul>PLN
  21. 21. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>While waiting for PCOS replacement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn off defective PCOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove PCOS from ballot box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open ballot box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieve ballots, if any </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Count ballots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place in envelope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record in minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put envelope in ballot box </li></ul></ul>PLN
  22. 22. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>While waiting for PCOS replacement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Close and lock ballot box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under EO supervision, continue voting without passing PCOS and just deposit ballots in box </li></ul></ul>PLN
  23. 23. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>When PCOS replacement arrives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairman opens ballot box and retrieves ballots (counted and uncounted) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Returns counted ballots envelop in ballot box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Places uncounted ballots in envelope and seal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Break memory card compartment seals of defective PCOS and remove main memory card (Poll Worker compartment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert this Memory Card in replacement PCOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same procedure for back-up memory card (Administrator slot) </li></ul></ul>PLN
  24. 24. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>When PCOS replacement arrives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replug and initialize replacement PCOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairman feeds uncounted ballots one at a time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow General Instructions to the end (counting, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinsert original back-up memory of replacement PCOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOST calls NSCO through PCOS Supervisor and inform about the replacement </li></ul></ul>PLN
  25. 25. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>When voting over and no PCOS arrives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use PCOS of next or nearby precinct after their counting is over </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow same procedure as in replacement PCOS </li></ul></ul>PLN
  26. 26. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>When NSCO confirms there is a replacement but time to replace exceeds time to just wait to use PCOS of next or nearby precinct: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NSCO through Supervisor arranges transfer of next/nearby PCOS to be used as replacement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After that PCOS has finished its own activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow instructions for replacement PCOS </li></ul></ul>PLN
  27. 27. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>No available replacement at all (and no available PCOS from next/nearby precinct) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BEI follows procedure while waiting for replacement PCOS (until end) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEI asks authority from EO to transfer ballot box to Municipal/City Canvassing Center with the contingency PCOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport Ballot Box and defective PCOS main memory card to Municipal/City Canvassing Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEI opens ballot box and feeds uncounted ballots, one at a time in contingency PCOS then close polls </li></ul></ul>PLN
  28. 28. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>PCOS unable to print Election Returns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If problems persist, replacement procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replacement PCOS coming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Next/Nearby PCOS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal/City Canvassing Center with contingency PCOS </li></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  29. 29. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Defective/Lost Memory Card or iButton keys: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BEI informs PCOS Technician and DepEd Supervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DepEd Supervisor informs Election Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EO authorizes depositing of ballots without passing through PCOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If replacement does not arrive upon voting and closing of polls, EO directs BEI to deliver ballot box to Municipal/City Treasurer for safekeeping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Watchers should be present </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EO shall send notice to reconvene BEI for counting </li></ul></ul>PLN
  30. 30. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>WAN (wide area network) access failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOS Technician repeats turn-off turn-on procedure to check network link indicator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If problems persist, PCOST through Supervisor shall inform NSCO who shall: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange delivery of replacement modem or BGAN device; or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct PCOST to inform BEI to take the removable main memory to the nearest precinct/polling center or Municipal/City canvassing center </li></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  31. 31. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>WAN (wide area network) access failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When replacement modem/BGAN device arrives: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reconnect to PCOS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Re-transmit the information </li></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  32. 32. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>WAN (wide area network) access failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If another PCOS is used: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Print the results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remove the main memory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put in envelope and mark as “NOT TRANSMITTED” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wait for other PCOS to finish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer to other PCOS and re-transmit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If transmission successful, put in envelope and mark as “TRANSMITTED” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replace original memory card of the replacement PCOS </li></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  33. 33. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>WAN (wide area network) access failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If results still cannot be transmitted: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PCOS Technician shall inform NSCO and await further instructions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No alternative transmission available: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BEI completes printing of 30 copies of ER </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieve PCOS Main Memory Card </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put in envelope and mark as “NOT TRANSMITTED” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transport to M/CBOC RCG for manual consolidation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Watchers to accompany </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  34. 34. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Catastrophe: fire, flood, earthquake, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evacuation, upon advise of Polling Place Security Personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEI to secure all election materials and equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEI informs Election Officer for further instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Election Officer advises on further actions </li></ul></ul>PLN
  35. 35. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Sabotage, robber or others: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If polling place safe, BEI shall direct personnel to stay and continue proceedings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If not safe, stop all proceedings and leave polling place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCOS Technician to inventory all equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If equipment missing, call NSCO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applicable replacement procedures </li></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  36. 36. BOC-Level Contingencies <ul><li>CCS Machine/Hardware Failure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOC informs CCS Technician of failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCST informs NSCO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indicate name of server and location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn-off, turn-on procedure, upon BOC authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If problems persists, NSCO arranges for replacement CCS </li></ul></ul>PLN
  37. 37. BOC-Level Contingencies <ul><li>When replacement CCS laptop arrives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CCS Technician, under BOC Supervision: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Turns of defective CCS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remove memory from defective CCS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Store CCS in original packing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Install memory into replacement CCS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power on procedures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call NSCO and inform on status of replacement CCS </li></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  38. 38. BOC-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Power Interruption (Brownout/Blackout) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOC/CCST shall check on status of generator set, fuel level and cable connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use generator set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BOC authorizes CCST to unplug CCS from external source and plug to genset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCST informs NSCO of system status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCST continually monitors external power source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If power back on after more than one hour, CCST must request authorization from BOC for switchback </li></ul></ul>PLN
  39. 39. BOC-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Power Interruption (Brownout/Blackout) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOC authorizes switchback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCST unplugs UPS from genset and plugs to external power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCST calls NSCO to inform of new power status </li></ul></ul>PLN
  40. 40. BOC-Level Contingencies <ul><li>WAN Access failure, interrupting CCS service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOC informs CCS Technician of inability to send and receive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BOC authorizes CCST to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check status of network device </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plug/unplug device and test connection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If no connection, use alternative network device(s) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If still no connection, call NSCO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSCO records status and check status of network providers </li></ul></ul>PLN
  41. 41. BOC-Level Contingencies <ul><li>WAN Access failure, interrupting CCS service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NSCO calls network technicians to supply back-up device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BOC authorizes network technician to plug back-up device into CCS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If CCS does not connect, BOC check network device and availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If connection is ready, network technician must call NSCO indicating status of system, if not, inform BOC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If no connection, BOC must inform Commission and request further instructions </li></ul></ul>PLN
  42. 42. BOC-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Catastrophe: fire, flood, earthquake, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evacuation, upon advise of Canvassing Center Security Personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BOC to secure all election materials and equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BOC informs Regional Election Director/Provincial Election Supervisor for further instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RED/PES advises on further actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCST to check all network devices and servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If equipment missing, inform NSCO, replacement procedure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RED/PES issues order on action of Canvassing Center </li></ul></ul>PLN
  43. 43. BEI-Level Contingencies <ul><li>Sabotage, robbery or others: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If polling place safe, BOC shall direct personnel to stay and continue proceedings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If not safe, stop all proceedings and leave polling place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCS Technician to inventory all equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If equipment missing, call NSCO </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applicable replacement procedures </li></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  44. 44. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>Technical Working Group on Random Manual Audit (TWG-RMA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amb. Henrietta de Villa (PPCRV)- Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agnes Carreon (OIC, Comelec IAD)- Member </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representative from NSO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Random Manual Audit Team (RMAT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1,145 teams, 3,435 members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>229 substitute members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 precincts per congressional district </li></ul></ul>PLN
  45. 45. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>Qualifications of RMAT (same as BEI) </li></ul><ul><li>Powers of RMAT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct the RMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deputies of TWG-RMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peace and order during RMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other functions prescribed by TWG-RMA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Random Selection of Precincts subject to RMA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PICC, by tambiolo </li></ul></ul>PLN
  46. 46. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>Proceedings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawyers, pollwatchers or representatives of political parties/candidates shall have no involvement except as observers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted continuously until terminated, except for occasional 15-30 minute breaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security personnel assigned in precincts extend deployment </li></ul></ul>PLN
  47. 47. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>Minutes and Audit Returns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 copies of minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 copies of audit returns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ballot box </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commission, through PES </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TWG-RMA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dominant Majority Party </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dominant Minority Party </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>KBP </li></ul></ul></ul>PLN
  48. 48. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>Venue- in randomly selected clustered precinct </li></ul><ul><li>Time- immediately after the shutdown PCOS </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted in presence of pollwatchers, etc. </li></ul>PLN
  49. 49. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RMAT arrives at precinct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informs BEI it will be subject of RMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proceeds to separate room to wait for poll closing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RMA cannot witness electronic canvassing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BEI proceeds as trained except leaves the ballot box </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcement to start RMA (2 members quorum) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noting of ballot box condition, seals and locks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaking of seals and locks </li></ul></ul>PLN
  50. 50. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>Procedure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minutes of Voting and Couting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Verify if serial numbers of seals match </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ballots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical count of ballots if matches in minutes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note the discrepancy if any </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If ballots exceeds number of votes cast in minutes, random take out of excess ballots </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Place excess in sealed envelope </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual Counting of Votes (for national positions only) </li></ul></ul>PLN
  51. 51. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>RMA gives watchers unimpeded view </li></ul><ul><li>Watchers, lawyers, public cannot touch any RMA documents </li></ul>PLN
  52. 52. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>Effects of discrepancy between AES and RMA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Any difference between the automated and manual count will result in the determination of root cause and initiate a manual count for those precincts affected by the computer or procedural error.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But in no case will delay any proclamation </li></ul></ul>PLN
  53. 53. Random Manual Audit <ul><li>Post Audit Procedures: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Return of ballots in ballot box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resealing of BEI forms by new RMA seals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 copy of audit return and tally board in ballot box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairman to lock box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn over to City/Municipal Treasurer for safekeeping. </li></ul></ul>PLN
  54. 54. Other Contingency Measures <ul><li>Brainstorming session: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peculiar/Unusual Activity indicating cheating attempt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watcher’s Checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poll Watcher’s Receiving Checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blank Affidavit Forms </li></ul></ul>PLN
  55. 55. Communication Protocols <ul><li>Watcher </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Area/Assigned Lawyer or QRT </li></ul><ul><li>Handling/Appearing Lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Core Group (CVG Law HQ, IT Consultant) </li></ul><ul><li>Client/Campaign Bosses </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul>PLN
  56. 56. PLN
  57. 57. Protocol Override <ul><li>Threats to Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Scale of Emergency Activity </li></ul>PLN
  58. 58. <ul><li>CONTINUITY </li></ul><ul><li>PLANNING </li></ul>PLN