Rule 183-1-12-.02. Definitions.

Georgia Administrative Code

Department 183. RULES OF STATE ELECTION BOARD

Chapter 183-1. GEORGIA ELECTION CODE

Subject 183-1-12. PREPARATION FOR AND CONDUCT OF PRIMARIES AND ELECTIONS

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through July 30, 2020

Rule 183-1-12-.02. Definitions

(1) As used in this rule, the term:
(a) "Ballot" shall have the meaning set forth in O.C.G.A. § 21-2-2.
(b) "Ballot scanner" shall have the meaning set forth in O.C.G.A. § 21-2-2.
(c) "Ballot Style" shall mean the specific offices, candidates, and questions displayed on an electronic ballot marker or paper ballot for voters according to their assigned precinct.
(d) "Electronic ballot marker" shall have the meaning set forth in O.C.G.A. § 21-2-2.
(e) "Election management system" is an electronic system that contains databases for elections, allows for the creation of ballots, generates ballot scanner memory cards, and computes tabulated results, amongst performing other election functions.
(f) "Electronic poll book" shall mean an electronic device that contains a list registered voters with sufficient information to look up voters, check them in, and encode voter access cards that bring up the correct ballot on an electronic ballot marker.
(g) "Election Superintendent" or "superintendent" means a county board of elections and registrations, a county board of elections, a judge of the probate court, or an elections supervisor or director so designated by a county board or judge of the probate court. For municipal elections, the term shall include the municipal counterparts set forth in O.C.G.A. § 21-2-2.
(h) "Enclosed space" shall mean that area within a polling place enclosed with a guardrail or barrier closing the inner portion of such area so that only such persons as are inside such guardrail or barrier can approach within six feet of the ballot box, voting compartments, voting booths, voting machines, electronic ballot markers, or ballot scanners.
(i) "Opening of the Polls" shall mean the commencement of voting in a particular primary, election, or runoff. Opening of the polls does not refer to the unlocking or opening of the doors of the polling place. Similarly, the term "Closing of the Polls" shall mean the cessation of voting in a particular primary, election, or runoff and not the locking or closing of the doors of the polling place.
(j) "Poll officer" shall have the meaning set forth in O.C.G.A. § 21-2-2.
(k) "Polling place" shall have the meaning set forth in O.C.G.A. § 21-2-2.
(l) "Precinct" shall have the meaning set forth in O.C.G.A. § 21-2-2.
(m) "Voter Access Card" shall mean the electronic card issued to a voter which is inserted into an electronic ballot marker to bring up the voter's correct ballot.
(n) "Zero Tape" shall mean a tape printed out by a ballot scanner unit which shows that no votes have been tabulated by the scanner for that election.
(o) "Voting system" or "voting system components" shall include electronic ballot markers, printers, ballot scanners, election management systems, electronic poll books, and voter access cards.

Cite as Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 183-1-12-.02

Authority: O.C.G.A. §§ 21-2-2, 21-2-31.

History. Original Rule entitled "Vote Recorders" adopted. F. July 24, 1968; eff. Aug. 12, 1968.

Repealed: New Rule entitled "Direct Recording Electronic Voting Equipment" adopted. F. Aug. 30, 2002; eff. Sept. 19, 2002.

Amended: F. Oct. 24, 2003; eff. Nov. 13, 2003.

Amended: F. May 11, 2004; eff. May 31, 2004.

Amended: ER. 183-1-12-0.4-.02 adopted. F. Sept. 10, 2004; eff. Sept. 9, 2004, the date of adoption.

Amended: F. Dec. 28, 2005; eff. Jan. 17, 2006.

Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Oct. 29, 2009; eff. Nov. 18, 2009.

Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Mar. 17, 2011; eff. Apr. 6, 2011.

Repealed: New Rule entitled "Definitions" adopted. F. Jan. 23, 2020; eff. Feb. 12, 2020.