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Locality: FRANKLIN

File Name: Franklin Survey 20220624

ObserversJim Davidson
Date of interview06/24/2022
Time and date of initial call and email:06/24/2022
Time and date of response:06/24/2022
Did the registrar refuse to meet you:No
If yes, please provide the reason given for not meeting:
Survey Answers
1. What is your biggest concern about the upcoming election?Voters falling prey to media misinformation about election security
2. Any other major concerns?No
3. Do you feel like you have the resources, equipment, personnel, and training needed to run an effective election in November?Yes
3a. Any additional information?
3b. If no, what is missing?
4. When was the last time the voter file in your county was scrubbed or cleaned?Dec 2021. Address changes performed daily. List maintenance is performed June & December
5. When was the last time you had access to the National Change of Address List or any other change of address list?March 2022 ERIC
5a. Any other information?
6a. Are you confident that the voter file is accurate and up to date?Yes
6b. If no, what is/are your main concern(s) about the list?
7a. Have you had private third-party individuals or groups conducting voter registration qtivities in this county?Yes
7b. If yes, can you tell me which groups conducted these activitiesRepublican party
7c. If yes, are you confident these registration activities take place without bribery, intimidation or coercion, and that only qualified voters are registered through these third-parties?Yes
7d. Any other information?
8. Can you explain how your office manages voting in nursing homes?Contact director for voter information. Ballots are mailed
9a. How is the voting system used in your county certified?
9b. Who certified it last and when?
10. Who updates and calibrates the voting machines?ES+S employee
11. Can you explain how they update and calibrate the voting machines?
12a. Are you present when the machines are updated and calibrated, or is that process supervised by someone else? If some else, what is their position?I am present
12b. Another person supervises this process (insert title and position)
13. Do you invite party representatives to witness the update and calibration?No
14a.Are voting machines ever connected to the internetYes
14b. If yes, when and why are they connected?Results are transmitted by wireless modem on election night through a secure portal which sends encrypted results in a matter of seconds
14c. If they are not connected to the internet, how, when and by whom are they updated?
15a. Concerns were raised across the country about the accuracy and integrity of voting machines in the 2020 elections, and there are now calls to get rid of the machines, and use a manual process like that used in France. Do you think it is a good idea to go back to a manual voting process?No
15b. If no, why?Human error. Machines are tested, retested and audited for accuracy
16. Can you tell us what it costs per voter to implement an election in this country?$55.00
17a. How many (%) extra ballots are available in each precinct?100 pre-printed ballots are sent to each district. Direct Print
17b. Can you describe the process used to track and account for these excess ballots?Ballot accounting form that must be verified
18a. We know that in some areas, machines had difficulty reading many mail-in ballots, and those had to be sent for manual adjudication. Can you describe briefly how ballots are adjudicated here?Canvassing board handles the duplication process. 1 person calls out vote. 1 person marks the ballot. Verified by all 3 board members.
18b. About what percentage of absentee ballots required adjudication in this county/city during the 2020 election?Less than 1/2 %. Pollwatchers present during the copying process
19. Have the machines you use for counting ever reported fractional results?..select..
19b. Any additional information?
20a. As an election professional, do you think the changes made in the election process in Florida in response to COVID have weakened election integrity, strengthened election integrity, or made no change in election integrity?Strengthened integrity
20b. Any additional information?Very little change in day to day. Strengthened building and personal security
21a. Did you receive any funding or in-kind contributions for training, staff, voter education or equipment, or any other purpose from outside the state of Florida?..select..
21b. If yes, what was the funding or contribution used for?
21c. Will not receiving such funding in the future affect your ability to implement a fully free and fair election?..select..
21d. If yes, in what way?
22. Have your local party chairs been notified that they are entitled to send observers to your office each day it is open and receiving in-person absentee ballots?No
22a. Any additional information?
23a. Did you have both Republican and Democrat pollwatchers at every polling location in 2020?Yes
23b. If no, please estimate the perentage of polling locations covered by each party:
24a. Do you have a publication that you provide to your election officials regarding rights and responsibilities of pollwatchers?Yes
Any additional information?
24b. If no, would you be willing to distribute such a publication that we would prepare based on Florida law?..select..
25a. If the Legislature through the Department of State allowed independent non-partisan observers, would you welcome that?Yes
25b. Any additional information?
26. Post survey question � Please characterize your interaction with the Supervisor of Elections asHelpful

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