This standard facilitates the import and export, in a common format, of event data for voting systems. This data is used by local and state election administrators, citizens, and press to help verify the integrity of the voting equipment, and the elections for which the equipment is used. In addition, it facilitates post-election auditing of elections.This standard defines common data interchange formats for event records for voting systems. Voting systems, including election administration systems, election management systems, vote capture devices, and tabulation devices, that record events typically in a log file. This standard specifies the common data elements for event log export, and an implementation of this standard using OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) EML (Election Markup Language) data elements and structures. This standard also includes the manner in which codes in event logs for voting systems are described.
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