Hart Intercivic E-Scan
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The Hart InterCivic E-Scan Optical Scan System from Hart InterCivic is an optical scan voting system.
- Main article: Voting machines
Design and operation
The Hart InterCivic E-Scan Optical Scan System's federally-Qualified Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail Capability: Uses paper ballots
The eScan is a precinct-based, optical ballot scanning system. After marking a paper ballot, the voter feeds it directly into the eScan at the precinct. The ballot image is stored as a Cast Vote Record on a flash memory card that can be retrieved and tabulated when the polls close. eScan's capabilities include functionality to reject overvoted, undervoted and blank ballots, thereby providing second-chance voting at the precinct.
Detailed Voting Process
The Hart InterCivic E-Scan system functions much like a traditional paper balloting system. Upon entering the voting precinct, the voter will receive a paper ballot; the voter then shades in the paper ballot with any standard pen or pencil and inserts the ballot into the E-Scan machine.
Not many problems have been reported on the operation of the Hart InterCivic E-Scan. However, the E-Scan has been known to have problems reading creased ballots. Most of the reported problems are with the E-Slate system, which uses an entirely different technology.
Hart InterCivic recently made news by agreeing to comply with a trusted voting opensource mandate, meaning that they will allow their software to be examined for flaws by interested parties.
NASED Qualification Status
The National Association of State Election Directors NASED Qualified: Yes
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
Note: This article was originally copied from the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fact sheet, "Electronic Voting Machine Information Sheet: ES&S Model 100 Optical Scan System,", Version 1.1 of October 29, 2006. See more EFF articles on voting machines at http://w2.eff.org/Activism/E-voting/protection.php
- ↑ From the manufacturer’s website, available at: http://www.hartintercivic.com/files/hartfacts.
- ↑ http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=322&Itemid=51
- ↑ For more details, go to VoteTrustUSA. http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=75&Itemid=179
- ↑ Information from the NASED website. http://www.nased.org/NASED%20Qualified%20Voting%20Systems%20031706.pdf