In addition to the central ballot scanner, key components of the system include digital ballot tabulators for use at voting precincts, and AutoMARK voter-assist terminals.
Under HAVA, each polling place in the U.S. must have at least one electronic voting machine that allows vision-impaired voters to cast ballots without assistance.
The AutoMARK terminal displays the ballot on a large video screen, and also provides the option of listening to an audio text of the ballot with headphones.
Once the State Election Commission certifies the voting system, counties will have the option to purchase EVS 220.127.116.11 systems if they chose, Glance said.
At least two county clerks -- Vera McCormick in Kanawha County and Susan Thomas in Harrison County -- have expressed interest in updating voting systems in their counties, Glance said. Both indicated they would be watching a live webcast of the 2 p.m. meeting, he said.
The last time the State Election Commission certified an electronic voting system was in 2005, under then-Secretary of State Betty Ireland. That also was an ES&S system.
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