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Top To Bottom Review

Secretary of State Debra Bowen began her top-to-bottom review of the voting machines certified for use in California on May 31, 2007. The review is designed to restore the public's confidence in the integrity of the electoral process and is designed to ensure that California voters are being asked to cast their ballots on machines that are secure, accurate, reliable, and accessible.

Following are a number of documents related to the review, including a "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) document to help people understand how the review will work. The FAQ document will expand over time to address additional questions. If you have questions or would like to see more information added to the FAQ, please send an e-mail to

Top To Bottom Review Public Hearing Notice (.pdf, 58KB)

One-Page Summary - May 9, 2007 (.pdf, 148KB)

Frequently Asked Questions - Revised July 2, 2007 (.pdf, 232KB)

Contract between Secretary of State and University of California Regents to Conduct Top-to-Bottom Review (.pdf, 186KB)

Red Team Test Protocol (.pdf, 138KB)

Public Observation Guidelines (.pdf, 56KB)

Press Releases

Security Plans

Following are the resumes, biographies or curriculum vitae for the Top-To-Bottom Review test teams.

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