How to Vote on an Electronic Voting Machine in USA Election 2020

Electronic Voting Machine A Quick Guide.

Most of the electronic voting machines being used are produced by four companies: 

  1. Premier Election Solutions (known as Diebold Election Systems)
  2. Election Systems and Software (ES&S)
  3. Hart InterCivic
  4. Sequoia Voting Systems
How to Vote on an Electronic Voting Machine

While all electronic voting machines legitimately record and classify casts a vote electronically, the way votes are cast differs between machines and models.

Most DRE (direct-recording electronic) casting ballot machines are touch screen (the machine records the voter's choices when the voter presses “buttons” on the machine’s screen) or Selection Wheel (the machine uses a wheel like an iPod to permit voters to make choices). A few machines, including touch screens and Selection Wheel, expect voters to insert an entrance card to start the voting procedure, while others require an electronic ballot or access code. 

The following is a step-by-step guide for utilizing a well-known model of electronic voting machine from every one of the main four producers. Guidelines for the utilization of optional features, for example, a voter checked paper review trail has been included when applicable,  although specific highlights may not be utilized in each polling location.
  • Premier/Diebold AccuVote TS
  • Election Systems and Software (ES&S) iVotronic
  • Heart InterCivic eSlate
  • Sequoia AVC Edge

Premier/Diebold AccuVote TS

The Accuvote TS is a touchscreen DRE (Direct Recording Electronic) casting a vote machine with VVPAT (voter-checked paper audit trail) capacity. In the 2016 elections, the Accuvote TS was utilized statewide in four states (AL, GA, MD, and UT) and in certain jurisdictions in 18 states (AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, MS, MO, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WY).
Premier/Diebold AccuVote TS

1. Insert Card

Insert the voter access card into the slot to one side (Right Side) of the screen. The card ought to be face up with the arrow pointing left and ought to be pushed firmly into the slot until it clicks 

2. Read Instructions Screen

Before you start the voting procedure, you can amplify or change the differentiation of the ballot to help increment readability. To start casting a vote, press the "Next" button on the screen. You will utilize the "Next" button to see each voting form page until you have arrived at the finish of the ballot. 

3a. Select Candidates or Issues OR Select Write-In if Desired 

Touch the box on the screen next to your choice. An "X" will show up, assigning your selection. To change or drop your selection, touch the box again and make another choice. On the off chance that there are write-in candidate for whom you wish to vote, select "Write-In" and a keyboard will show up on the screen. 

3b. Select Write-In Candidate 

Independently type the name of every individual you need to write-in, at that point select "Record Write-In." The typical voting screen will return and the name you entered will show up as the choice for that specific race.touch “Back” to review previous pages.

4. Survey Your Ballot 

On the Summary Page review your choices. Things in red are races that were left completely clear or not completely vote. On the off chance that you need to choice in favor of a race that was left clear or not completely casted a ballot, or change your decision in favor of any race, simply contact that race on the screen and you will be take back to the proper page to make or change your choice. 

5. Print Ballot for Verification 

In the event that the AccuVote is fitted with a voter-checked paper review trail, touch "Print Ballot" and you will see an encased printed copy of your choice to right side of the machine.After reviewing the ballot printout, you can either cast or reject your ballot.

6. Cast the Ballot 

Press "Cast Ballot" when you are ready to record your vote. When your ballot form has been cast, the printer will look to shroud your choices.

7. Finish: Remove Card 

You have finished the electronic touch screen casting a ballot procedure. Expel your voter access card and return it to a poll worker.

Election Systems and Software (ES&S) iVotronic

The ES&S iVotronic is a DRE machine with a touch screen interface and VVPAT ability. In the 2016 presidential elections, the iVotronic was utilized statewide in SC and in certain locale in 17 states and DC (AR, CO, FL, IN, KS, KY, MO, MS, NC, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WV, and WI).

Electronic Voting Procedures

1. Activate Ballot

You or a poll worker will active your electronic voting form by inserting it into the proper slot. Next, touch language of decision with your finger. 

2. Select Candidate 

To choose your candidate, touch the box to the name. To de-select, touch the box once more. The iVotronic won't permit you to vote for more people than may be elected to any one office. 

3. Review Ballot 

Subsequent to finishing last ballot page, touch "survey" and cautiously review the determination review screen. To change or settle on another decision, contact the case close to up-and-comer or office name, and afterward contact box close to new choice. 


At the point when completed, press the flashing red "vote" button to cast your ballot. The "Thank You For Voting" screen implies you have appropriately cast your ballot.

Hart InterCivic eSlate 

The eSlate voting machine is a DRE machine with a select wheel, press button interface, and VVPAT ability. In the 2016 elections, the Hart eSlate was utilized statewide in Hawaii and in certain locales in 11 states (CA, CO, IL, IN, KY, OH, PA, TN, TX, and WA).
Hart InterCivic eSlate

1. How the eSlate Works 

The eSlate isn't a touch screen casting a voting device. Voters explore through the ballot with the SELECT wheel and make their choices by pressing the ENTER button.

2. Getting Started

Utilizing the SELECT wheel, the voter chooses a language. Next, the voter enters the haphazardly produced four-digit access code they receive at check-in at the polling place. The code advises the system which ballot to create for the voting place. The access code doesn't recognize the voter in any capacity and can not be connected to the voter. 

3. Making Ballot Choices 

The ballot at that point shows up on the  screen and the voter utilizes the SELECT wheel to move a blue feature bar through the ballot. When the voter moves the feature bar onto their ideal decision, they essentially press the huge catch checked ENTER and the determination is stamped. The box next to that decision is set apart in red and the voter's choice gets intense while the entirety of different decisions blur out of spotlight so the voter has a solid visual sign of their vote. 

4.  Reviewing the Ballot Choices 

After the voter has casted a ballot in the keep going challenge on the ballot, a Ballot Summary screen will show up posting all the decisions made and informs the voter as to whether they have missed voting in any race. In the event that the voter commits an error or adjusts their perspective they can make rectifications from the Ballot Summary screen. 

5. Last Cast Ballot 

In the wake of inspecting and affirming the Ballot Summary screen, the voter can press the "CAST BALLOT" to get done with casting a ballot. The screen advises the voter that they can't return after CAST BALLOT has been squeezed. Voters will realize they have got done with casting a ballot when they see the waving American banner or hear "Your vote has been recorded" on the sound headset.

Sequoia AVC Edge

The Sequoia AVC Edge is a DRE contact screen machine with multilingual and VVPAT capacity. In the 2016 presidential elections, the AVC Edge was utilized statewide in Nevada and in certain locales in 11 states (AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MS, NJ, PA, VA, WA, and WI).
Sequoia AVC Edge

1. Activate Your Ballot 

A poll worker will give you a solitary use "Voter Card." Insert the card into the yellow space on the Sequoia casting a ballot machine to actuate your ballot. The card will stay in the machine until you have finished voting. 

2. Vote 

At the point when the rundown of choice shows up on the screen, just touch the crate containing your preference. To change your selection, contact the crate once more. Touch the "Following" or "Back" bolts at the base of the screen to turn pages in your ballot. 

3. Verify and Print 

Subsequent to denoting your Ballot, an review screen permits you to see the entirety of your vote. To roll out an improvement, contact the case you might want to update and you will be come back to the relating page of the ballot. On the off chance that the machine is fitted with a voter-confirmed paper review trail, you will be approached to print and review a paper record of your voting form. The paper record will show up in the window on the left of the screen. 

4. Cast Ballot 

In the wake of confirming the paper record, you may either contact the "Make Changes" or "ballot" button on the screen. On the off chance that you decide to make changes, another paper record consolidating your modifications will be printed. At the point when you select "Cast Ballot," the printer will show the paper record was acknowledged by the voter. The paper and electronic record will remain safely put away inside the machine.

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