OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With the ExpressVote® Universal Voting System, ES&S set forth the goal of leveling the playing field for all, creating an equal Election Day experience for every voter. ES&S is proud to announce the Election Assistance Commission’s full approval of our most recent voting suite EVS 5400, which certifies the ExpressVote as a tabulator. Jurisdictions can now offer voters a next level tabulation system with all the benefits of touchscreen voting while maintaining paper records and providing a one stop shop on Election Day.

The new tabulator mode allows voters to make all of their selections using the ExpressVote’s easy to read touchscreen. It can be configured to either return marked vote summary cards to the voter for manual review before re-inserting into the unit for tabulation or allow the voter to automatically cast their vote hands-free, after on-screen review with AutoCast®. Fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ExpressVote can be used by every voter, regardless of abilities.

For election officials and poll workers, The ExpressVote as a tabulator features robust options for effective election administration:

  • Easy deployment with the ExpressVote rolling kiosk that can include an integrated report printer and QR code scanner allowing poll workers to easily set-up, maneuver and store the unit. No assembly is required!
  • Simple, powerful configuration options driven by ES&S’ Electionware® election management system.
  • Secure, portable card container that accepts voter’s summary cards and can be locked and sealed for easy transport back to election central.

«Building on the tremendously successful ExpressVote as a marker, the ExpressVote unit’s added tabulator mode eliminates the need for an additional precinct scanner. It was also critical that the unit maintained all the security, auditability and confidence of digital scanning and paper records,» stated Adam Carbullido, Senior Vice President, Product Development for ES&S. «Providing the benefits DRE customers have enjoyed with no pre-printed ballots and quick programming and reprogramming, the ExpressVote can fulfill any jurisdiction’s marking and tabulation needs all in one unit.»

To learn more about ES&S’ other tabulation offerings, please visit www.essvote.com/digital tabulators.

ABOUT ES&S: Election Systems & Software’s visionary approach to election equipment, software and solutions has helped improve the voting experience throughout North America for nearly 40 years. We are committed to developing integrated voting solutions that improve the marketplace and are flexible enough to meet multiple jurisdictions’ needs and voter preferences. Learn more about ES&S at www.essvote.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/essvote.   

 

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