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Voter Resources

Why you can trust in your vote.

Rumor versus reality.

Are you having trouble distinguishing fact from fiction during this election season?  Disinformation is harmful to voter confidence. Facts matter and trusted sources of information are critical.

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has created a helpful webpage called “Rumor vs. Reality.” Check it out and bookmark the page as a great source of trusted information!

Get the facts on ES&S voting system security.

How we secure our voting systems

We go to great lengths to ensure that all of our products and processes have safeguards in place to protect voter information.

Learn more about election security

Frequently Asked Questions

By understanding the real risks to elections, we strengthen our ability to protect democracy.

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How to vote on ES&S products:

How to cast your vote on the DS200®

The DS200 is a precinct-based ballot scanner and vote tabulator that combines the flexibility and efficiency of digital-imaging technology to support paper-based voting — taking traditional optical-scan ballot vote tabulation into the twenty-first century.

Learn more about the DS200

How to cast your vote on the ExpressVote®

The paper-based ExpressVote Universal Voting System uses touch-screen technology that produces a paper record for tabulation. As a marker, the ExpressVote handles the entire marking process, eliminating unclear marks and the need for interpretation of the voter’s mark.

Learn more about the ExpressVote

How to cast your vote on the ExpressVote® XL

The paper-based ExpressVote XL full-face universal voting system displays the full ballot on a 32-inch interactive screen and produces an independent voter-verifiable paper record. The ExpressVote XL improves the Election Day experience for voters — allowing them to mark and tabulate their vote in one stop.

Learn more about the ExpressVote XL

Stay safe while voting.

Recommendations to protect against COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the best way to protect your health while visiting any polling place is to use hand sanitizer and wash your hands as soon as possible. Frequent and thorough hand washing remains the most effective protection against Coronavirus infection, according to the CDC.

Voters should use antibacterial hand sanitizer before and after their voting session and wash hands after voting, regardless of what method of voting is used.

Looking for more information?

Reach out to your local election authority. Each jurisdiction runs the election in a unique way to meet the specific needs of the voters in that area. So they’re the best resource for additional information.