Voting on the ImageCast machine is a three step process. Upon arriving at their polling place, a voter checks in at the Inspector table by signing their name in the poll book. The voter is then handed a paper ballot and a privacy folder and directed to go over to the privacy booths. At the privacy booths, an Inspector provides the voter with a ballot marker and guides them to a cubicle where the voter can mark their ballot. When finished, the voter places their ballot in the privacy folder, hands the marker back to the Inspector and walks over to one of the voting machines to feed their ballot into the scanner. If the voter would like to review their selections on the machine’s screen before the vote is registered, the voter must notify the Voting Machine Inspector before they place their ballot in the scanner. After the ballot has been scanned, it drops into the ballot box and the screen will inform the voter that their “ballot has been successfully cast”.
For instructions on how to vote on the ImageCast Voting Machine, CLICK HERE.
To see a video demonstration on how to use the ImageCast Voting Machine, CLICK HERE.
The impact of using the ImageCast voting machine is most profoundly felt by Putnam’s disabled voters. In addition to its ballot scanning capabilities, the ImageCast is also a ballot-marking device, giving those unable to physically mark their ballots an opportunity to vote confidentially at the polling place, without relying on outside help. Disabled voters now have access to a number of devices which allows them to privately and independently indicate their selections.
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