Each polling place must include a voting system that is accessible for individuals with disabilities according to the Help America Vote Act of 2002. The accessible voting system provides a zoomed in or out version of the ballot, an audio ballot, and high contrast version of the ballot.
We work to preserve the integrity, privacy and dignity of voters with accessibility needs by:
- A single unit to service all voters, featuring an integrated printer for ballot marking. The ImageCast Evolution is the only optical scan tabulator using a single ballot paper path which does not require voters to mark their ballot on a separate device.
- Randomized oval marking patterns and writing make the machine-marked ballots indistinguishable from hand-marked ballots, ensuring voter privacy.
- Integrated privacy shield and screen cover.
Additionally, voters may have someone assist them with the voting process. That person assisting can only mark the ballot for up to three voters. A voter may also ask for assistance, and two election judges may assist the voter.