All of Georgia's electronic voting machines are being replaced with a new voting system before the March 24 presidential primary.
Georgia was the first state in the nation to switch to all electronic voting machines in 2002.
The new voting system uses touchscreens, printed-out paper ballots and ballot scanners. Here’s how they work.
Voters check in at their precincts with an iPad that scans their driver’s license or another form of photo ID. Then voters can use their fingers to sign in on the screen.
A 21.5-inch touchscreen displays candidates and referendums. Voters make their choices on the touchscreen, called a ballot marking device, which includes accessibility options such as enlarged text and headphones.
3. Review choices
Voters can choose to review the candidates they selected on the screen or print out their ballot
4. Print ballot
Next to the touchscreen, a printer produces a paper ballot.
5. Check printed ballot
The ballot includes a text listing of voters’ choices along with a bar code that can be read by an optical scanning machine. Voters can review their choices and request a new ballot if needed.
The ballot is inserted into the scanner for vote tabulation. Ballots will be accepted whether they're face-up or face-down, forward or backward. The scanner is position on top of a black ballot box that can later be unlocked for recounts or audits.
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