Precinct Scanner & Tabulator

The DS200 is a precinct-based scanner and vote tabulator equipped with the latest in ES&S’ patented technology. Fully certified and compliant with EAC guidelines, the DS200 enhances the voting experience for voters and election officials alike. Our patented IMR™ and PTRAC™ technology ensures even the most poorly marked ballots are read accurately and consistently — protecting voter intent. All of this is designed to make everyone’s job easier.

Key Features

Top 5 Reasons DS200® is the Best Vote Scanner and Tabulator

  1. Flexible: Processes a variety of ballot sizes and designs, from 11 to 19 inches, including the ExpressVote® ballot activation card
  2. Convenient: Lightweight, compact, and easy to set up and use in the polling place
  3. Progressive: Includes extra USB ports and expandable memory to accommodate evolving Election Assistance Commission (EAC) standards
  4. Smart: Uses patented Intelligent Mark Recognition (IMR™) and Positive Target Recognition & Alignment Compensation (PTRAC™) technology to eliminate guesswork when determining a ballot mark for a candidate

Other Important Features


The DS200 combines the ES&S-patented Intelligent Mark Recognition (IMR™) and patented Positive Target Recognition & Alignment Compensation (PTRAC™) systems to accurately track and pinpoint target locations. This technology accommodates ballots inserted at angles or with erroneous marks to uphold voter intent. This precision improves the reliability of elections.


Like all ES&S tabulation equipment, the DS200 includes physical security features such as locking panels and security seals to secure sensitive components and election files, and a key-locked case for transport and shipping. The DS200 operating system controls, limits and detects unauthorized access to all critical data. The system also includes safeguards, such as data encryption and digital signatures, that help protect sensitive data and verify authenticity, including certification of all firmware..


Works in conjunction with:

  • ExpressVote® Universal Voting System
  • DS450® High-Throughput Scanner & Tabulator
  • DS850® High-Speed Scanner & Tabulator
  • Electionware® Election Management Software
  • AutoMark® Ballot Marking Device
  • Election Reporting Manager ®


Having both battery backup and thermal paper means you never have to worry about power outages or printer ink.


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