New Voting Machines for Tompkins County
New York State has completed the switchover to optical scan voting machines. To vote an optical scan ballot is very simple. After signing in you are given a paper ballot, which you then take to a privacy booth to fill out. You indicate your choices by filling in ovals. A ballot marking device will also be available to help voters with disabilities prepare a ballot in private. You then take the ballot and insert it in the optical scanner to cast your vote.
For more information, view "HOW TO VOTE OPTICAL SCAN BALLOTS" poster, or take a look at the following videos: (Windows Media Player required):
- How to vote using the new Optical Scan Voting Machine.
- Larry Roberts (Finger Lakes Independence Center) briefly discusses changes brought about by HAVA and the new voting machines.
- Larry Roberts demonstrates the new voting system.