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Title: Welcome Voter Education Series elections 2008


1
Welcome Voter Education Serieselections 2008
  • ESSs AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal and the
    Model - 100
  • Precinct based Tabulator

2
Lets Go!
  • Voting System in Jefferson County
  • Mobile Precinct Units
  • Features of the AutoMark Voting Device and the
    M-100 Precinct- Based Tabulator
  • Benefits of using the AutoMark Voting Device
  • How Poll Commissioners will ensure a secret vote
    when processing your ballot in the M - 100
  • Voting Process
  • Voter Responsibility
  • Results on Election Night

3
Voting System in Jefferson County
Jefferson County Votes
  • Optical Scan Paper Ballots
  • (1) HAVA Compliant Voter Assist Terminal called
    AutoMARK
  • (1) M-100 aka Smart Ballot Box that collects
    vote data and saves it to a PCMCIA card (memory
    data card)
  • Featured Benefits
  • Meets the needs of all voters
  • Secure and verifiable Voting
  • Faster Results on Election Day!

4
Mobile Precinct AutoKart by Casto Harris
delivered the day before Election Day to each
polling place
  • Featured Benefits
  • Equipment stays securely in place all of the time
  • Election supplies are easily transported reducing
    Poll worker strain, injury or damage to voting
    equipment
  • Votes can be cast privately on the AutoMark on
    one side while ballots can be processed into the
    M-100 on the other side

5
Optical Scan Paper Ballots
Each ballot is printed to the very exacting
specifications set forth in the West Virginia
Election Laws and Reference Manual, (WV Code,
Chapter 3.) Each ballot complies with state law
requiring every paper ballot to have a perforated
stub with sequential numbering
  • Featured Benefits
  • 100 Paper Verifiable Audit Trail
  • Printed on special, security coded paper
  • Ballots can be used in conjunction with
    Electronic Voting Devices

6
The Auto-Mark Voter Assist Terminal
  • The ESS AutoMARK voter assist terminal is a
    ballot-marking system designed to provide privacy
    and accessibility to voters who are blind,
    vision-impaired, or have a disability or
    condition that would make it difficult or
    impossible to mark a ballot in the usual way.
  • Allows voters to mark a ballot privately and
    independently when using an optical scan voting
    system.
  • Provides the option for voter to listen to the
    ballot
  • Accurately marks the optical scan ballot
  • Alerts voter of over votes, under votes and blank
    ballots
  • Featured Benefits
  • Accurately reflects voter intent
  • Summary page verification
  • No more over-votes
  • Voter can change their vote numerous times before
    printing
  • Supports Write-in Candidates
  • Has a zoom feature
  • Headphones for privacy

7
M-100 Precinct based tabulator
A precinct - based, voter-activated paper ballot
counter and vote tabulator that ensures the
integrity of each ballot Alerts the voters to
over voted races, under votes, and blank ballots
with a beeping noise and LCD display Voter can
decide if they want the M-100 to Accept or
Return the ballot with a simple push of a
button If the Voter selects Accept, the ballot
will go into the M-100 with the rest of the
ballots and the voter has completed the voting
process If the Voter selects Return , the
ballot is returned immediately and the voter may
continue voting or have their ballot spoiled and
recast their vote on a new ballot which will then
be re-deposited to the M -100
  • Featured Benefits
  • Rugged Stainless Steel construction
  • Two independent, lockable ballot containers
  • Emergency ballot compartment
  • Audit log of all activity
  • Vote results saved to PCMCIA card for FAST
    ELECTION REPORTING!

8
Voting Process in Jefferson County
9
Keeping your vote a secret
  • The poll commissioner is the election official
    responsible for properly inserting the voters
    ballot into the ballot box.
  • The poll commissioner will carefully remove the
    optical scan ballot from the ballot secrecy
    sleeve and insert the ballot into the M-100
    (smart ballot box)

10
Voter Responsibility
In order to ensure that each vote is tallied on
election night , Voters must take responsibility
to do the following
Shade the ovals completely so your vote counts!
  • Each voter must take the time to shade inside the
    ovals on the ballot when voting
  • Do not circle, check mark or draw a line under
    your selection
  • When the Poll Commissioner inserts ballot into
    the M-100, the Voter must remain present until
    the Poll Commissioner verifies that the ballot
    has been accepted

11
Lets Vote!
  • On Election Day or During Early Voting, mark your
    ballot using the AutoMARK and explore the
    benefits of the voting device
  • Place your ballot into the secrecy sleeve and
    proceed to the poll commissioner who will insert
    your ballot into the M-100
  • Wait until the Poll Commissioner says your ballot
    has been accepted!
  • Its Easy, its FUN, its how VOTING is done!!!

12
Contacts Us
  • Jennifer S. Maghan, County Clerk
  • 304-728-3347
  • jmaghan_at_jeffersoncountywv.org
  • Deputy Clerk Nikki Painter
  • npainter_at_jeffersoncountywv.org
  • 304-728-3386
  • Assistant Clerk Wendy Evangelisti
  • wevangelisti_at_jeffersoncountywv.org
  • Product Information
  • ESS
  • http//www.essvote.com/HTML/home.html
  • Casto Harris
  • http//casto-harris.com/
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