(Updated January 18, 2016)
In compliance with the Help America Vote
Act of 2002 (HAVA), Volusia County uses the DS200 Tabulator and an
ExpressVote marking device in each polling place.
By Florida Law, all voting shall be by marksense ballot
(paper ballot) with the exception of voters having disabilities.
Voting Equipment Overview [pdf]
Tabulator and Ballot Box:
person using the DS200 Tabulator is issued a marksense ballot
(paper ballot) and
directed to a voting booth where they may mark their ballot in
privacy. The voter inserts the ballot into the DS200
which reads, records and stores them in a locked ballot box.
1. To vote,
completely fill in the oval
next to your choice.
2. If you erase or make other marks, such
x, your vote may not be tabulated.
3. If you make a mistake, ask for a new
ballot. You may receive up to two replacement ballots.
4. To vote for a Write-In candidate, fill
in the oval next to the blank line provided and write the
5. When you have finished marking your
choices, insert your ballot into the DS200 Tabulator.
6. Once your ballot is tabulated, it is
dropped into a locked ballot box.
The ExpressVote provides a means for voters who need
assistance in voting to mark and print a card that is readable,
verifiable and audit-able.
1. Voters with
special needs have the option of marking a physical ballot or
using the ExpressVote to make their choices using a touch screen
and/or a keypad.
2. A Poll Worker will program a ballot by
inserting an activation card. If needed, headsets and a keypad are
3. Voters have the option of adjusting
their preferences; visual only, audio only, combined audio and
visual, language, as well as the ability to magnify and adjust
4. Instructions will play through the
headset with the options of adjusting the volume and changing the
speed of the audio.
5. Once you have finished marking your
choices, the activation card will print your ballot and eject. You
will then insert your ballot into the DS200 Tabulator.
a ballot has been deposited into the ballot box, a voter may not
receive another, even if they indicate that they made a mistake or
failed to mark any part of the ballot.
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