zero tape

Definition of "zero tape"
  1. A printout generated when setting up a voting machine at a polling location, confirming zero votes for all candidates or questions
How to use "zero tape" in a sentence
  1. The polling staff must ensure the zero tape for every machine shows no votes initially.
  2. A discrepancy on the zero tape would mean the voting machine is not ready for use.
  3. Before opening the polling place, the officer confirmed all zero tapes were correct.

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