DS200 precinct scanner and tabulator combines the best attributes of a paper-based ballot system with the flexibility and efficiency of the latest digital-image technology – taking traditional optical-scan ballot vote tabulation to a new level. Photo: ES&S
While the traditional electronic voting machines (EVMs) used for elections in underdeveloped countries such as India are prone to hacking and manipulations, new voting systems are being introduced to ensure integrity of elections.
Recently, the Verity Voting system from Hart InterCivic – a newly certified system for elections in New Jersey – claimed that it has passed rigorous testing at the state and federal levels.
By certifying Verity, according to the company, the New Jersey Department of State allows local jurisdictions to choose the most up-to-date election technology available in the United States.
Now, Election Systems & Software (ES&S) has announced that Wake County, North Carolina, is extending its partnership with ES&S as its election management vendor of choice.
Wake County includes voters in the city of Raleigh as well as 13 other municipalities. More than 710,000 registered voters in Wake County will continue to cast their ballots on ES&S federally certified voting systems.
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“We were very excited about our Board’s decision to go with the DS200 and the DS850,” said Gary Sims, director of the Wake County Board of Elections. “Both machines tested favorably with our officials and voters.”
The county made its selection after a comprehensive assessment of their options. Through their assessment, county election officials determined that ES&S provides a voting solution that is easy for both poll workers and election officials to navigate and manage.
DS200 – This precinct scanner and tabulator includes physical security features to secure sensitive components and election files. The DS200 operating system controls, limits and detects unauthorized access to all critical data, and includes safeguards that help protect sensitive data and verify authenticity.
DS850 – This high-speed scanner and vote tabulator is the central scanner capable of processing 300 double-sided 14-inch ballots per minute. Equipped with ES&S’ patented IMR and PTRAC technology, the DS850 continuously scans and intelligently sorts ballots, ensuring ballots are read accurately and consistently.
“We are honored to serve and partner with Wake County,” said Mac Beeson, ES&S regional vice president of Sales.
Election Systems & Software (ES&S) says its approach to election equipment, software, and solutions has helped improve the voting experience throughout North America for nearly 40 years.