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Response to diva77 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:26 AM

6. We just got new equipment which combines several methods

I love it.

After we verify the person's ID and registration and sign them in, a barcode is printed with their precinct and ballot form information. This is scanned by a machine which produces the access code to use the actual voting machine, and the voter picks up the blank ballot form. I mean blank, like nothing on it That part comes later.

It is a touch screen, however no information is stored in it. You key in the code, your proper ballot comes up, you make your choices (and review them as many times as you feel you need to), make changes, etc. Once you are certain your ballot is what you want, you press PRINT and you get a ballot which which has a list of your choices, and a scan code. Nothing is stored in this machine either Then you drop the ballot in the scanner. The scanner counts the info via the scan code (looks sort of like a UPC code) (again nothing is stored except the count.)

Viola! we have 100% paper backup combined with the ease of the touch screen
Bonus: using the old paper ballots often caused votes to not count because the voter did not mark the box clearly. This will not happen anymore.

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