The Petition Management Tool within TotalVote® provides a simple system to manage the complex petition process and has many built-in options that accommodate the various laws and processes each state and locality has for filing petitions.
When petition packets are turned in, each individual packet of petitions is entered and scanned into the system. Each packet entered tracks the number of mistakes that were made on each packet and what category those mistakes belong to. Once all the packets are entered, a report can be generated that totals up all the estimated number of accepted and rejected signatures to get a total number of valid signatures. The system also provides multiple options for randomly selecting signatures to check. These options allow election administrators to validate signors and determine when and if a petition has enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. Once a petition qualifies for the ballot, it is seamlessly added into the TotalVote Election Management System.