This section is devoted to system documentation for Sequoia voting machines with some generic exceptions that would be relevant to Sequoia machines.

Examples of content to be uploaded and shared from this location via downloadable file links (see at base of article) include:

Operator manuals
State-certified use procedures
Voting system contracts
Election audit logs and incident reports
Private and state-commissioned external reviews of voting system performance and vulnerabilities
Vendor correspondence with state and local election officials
Relevant legal actions
Proposed legislation with a bearing on the vendor's election products and services
Vendor-specific news articles

For the index to the Sequoia files, scroll down below.

This video is an interview with Debra Bowen where she says machines should never go home with workers. Posted 10-2-07.

This very short video from the CA NAACP Conference in Manhattan Beach on October 27th,2007 SOS Bowen repeats "no sleepovers" will be allowed.


1. The Redline document shows the CA SOS Decertification/Recertification Document revised in October 2007 w/changes
2. The Sequoia Appendices contain several hundred pages of specific requirements & procedures ROVs must follow-2007
3. Lowell Finley issues additional conditions including security bags for DREs dated 11-29-07
4. Required procedures for CA ROVs to follow to maintain certification of Sequoia Systems 8-31-07
5. Form to be completed and submitted to SOS on all DRE problems effective 2-5-08
6. SOS Bowen - "Recertification of the Sequoia revisited...[if] conditions are not being met."
7. RivCo ROV reports only 15 of 720 DREs had ANY problems in 2/5/08 Presidential Primary Election
8. Sequoia AVC Edge DRE - 124 pg. operators manual from 2001 - much still applies today
9. EAC declares Sequoia used illegal double testing w/Systest & iBeta 11-20-07
10. HAVA Section 3.2.1 Error standards for all voting machines 1 in 500,000 - if not met - HAVA $$ in danger
11. RivCo ROV Letter of Denial of central count viewing and WinEDS server re 11/7/06 election
12. Desert Hot Springs Election -Denial of audit logs of 3-6-07 RivCo election
13. HAVA Implementation according to CACEO - CA Association of Clerks & Elections Officials -Scott Konopasek 4/05
14. Sequoia RivCo Contract - 2-7-06 - Amendment to original contract of 2000- sole sourced

sequoia_redline.pdf66.86 KB
Sequoia CA Procedures - Appendices Aug '07.pdf4.37 MB
Sequoia MODIFIED procedures approval 11-29-07 incl security bags.pdf19.49 KB
Sequoia CA Procedures - Ch 1-11 Ver2.01 8-31-07.pdf1.68 MB
Sequoia procedures - incident_report.pdf400.04 KB
SOS Clarification_of_Voting_System_Certification.pdf114.34 KB
Voting System Report to SoS from RivCo ROV 3-4-08.pdf666.15 KB
Seq_AVC-Edge_op-man.pdf5.14 MB
Sequoia illegal double testing Systest & iBeta 11-20-07.pdf2.08 MB
error-rates-HAVA.pdf64.79 KB
Denial of central count viewing and WinEDS server.pdf46.86 KB
Desert Hot Springs Election of 3-6-07 - ltr from Dunmore.pdf144.36 KB
County Guide to implement HAVA.pdf1.99 MB
14- Sequoia RivCo Contract - 2-7-06.pdf3.35 MB