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Voting Systems - State-by-State

What Voting System Does Your State Use?

On November 7, 2006 Americans went to the polls to vote in mid-term elections. According to Computer World, one-third of voters used technology that was deployed in a general election for the first time.

Federal elections are one of the few areas where Congress has historically bowed to the Constitutional division of federal and state powers. However, in 2002, Congress interjected the federal government into how states conduct federal elections when it passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA - Public Law 107-252). Among other things, HAVA provides funds for states to replace punch card voting systems and other resources for improving federal election administration.

What technologies are being used in your state? Check this chart to find out. Details on each firm are also available.

State Voting System Manufacturer More Info
AK DRE with VVPAT, Optical scan, Hand-counted paper ballots Diebold (optical scan and DRE with VVPAT) pdf
AL Optical scan and Ballot-marking device ES&S Video, wmv 1
Video, wmv 2
AR DRE with VVPAT and Optical scan Danaher and ES&S Systems by county
AZ DRE with VVPAT, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold, ES&S and Sequoia Systems by county, pdf
CA DRE with VVPAT, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device DFM Associates, Diebold, ES&S, Hart InterCivic Systems by county
CO DRE with VVPAT, Optical scan and Hand-counted paper ballots Diebold, ES&S, Sequoia, and Hart InterCivic Systems by county, pdf
CT Optical scan and Vote-by-phone system Diebold and IVS (vote-by-phone system) PDF 1, PDF 2
DC DRE and Optical scan Sequoia Voting systems
DE DRE Danaher Voting systems
FL DRE and Optical scan Diebold, ES&S and Sequoia Systems by county
GA DRE Diebold Voting system
HI DRE with VVPAT and Optical scan ES&S (optical scan) Hart InterCIVIC (DRE with VVPAT) How to use DRE, pdf
ID Punch card, Optical scan, Ballot-marking device and Hand-counted paper ballots ES&S (ballot-marking device) Systems by county and Ballot-marking device info
IL DRE with VVPAT, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold, ES&S, Hart InterCivic,Populex and Sequoia Systems by county, pdf
IN DRE, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold, ES&S, MicroVote and Voting Technologies International Systems by county, pdf
IA DRE, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold and ES&S Systems by county, pdf
KS DRE, Optical scan, Ballot-marking device and Hand-counted paper ballots Diebold, ES&S and Voting Technologies International Systems by county, pdf
KY DRE and Optical scan  Danaher, Diebold, ES&S, Hart InterCivic and MicroVote Systems by county, pdf
LA DRE Sequoia Voting systems
MA Optical scan Diebold and ES&S League of Women Voters Systems by town
ME Optical scan, Hand-counted paper ballots and Vote-by-phone system Diebold, ES&S and IVS (vote-by-phone system) Vote-by-phone system
MD DRE Diebold Voting systems
MI Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold and ES&S Optical scan and ballot-marking device
MN Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold and ES&S Systems by county, Excel
MO DRE with VVPAT, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold, ES&S, Populex and Sequoia   Systems by county, pdf
MS DRE with VVPAT and Optical scan Advanced Voting Solutions, Diebold, ES&S Touch and Vote Web site
MT Optical scan, Hand-counted paper ballots and Ballot-marking device ES&S Systems by county
NE Optical scan and Ballot-marking device ES&S Systems by county
NH Optical scan, Hand-counted paper ballots and Vote-by-phone system Diebold, ES&S and IVS (vote-by-phone system) Systems by municipality (January 2004)
NJ DRE (VVPAT by 2008) Avante and Sequoia Systems by county, pdf
NM Optical scan and Ballot-marking device ES&S All counties will use the ES&S M-100 and the ES&S AutoMark
NY DRE with VVPAT, Lever system and Ballot-marking device   AVM (lever), Avante (DRE) and ES&S (ballot-marking device) Go to HAVA -> Voting Machines (cannot direct link)
NC DRE with VVPAT, Pptical scan and Ballot-marking device ES&S Systems by county
ND Optical scan and Ballot-marking device ES&S Voting systems and Videos
NV DRE with VVPAT Sequoia Press release
OH DRE with VVPAT, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold and ES&S

Systems by county

OK Optical scan and Vote-by-phone system ES&S and IVS (vote-by phone system) Testimony before EAC
OR Vote by mail and Vote-by-phone system IVS (vote-by phone system) Press release
PA DRE, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Advanced Voting Solutions, Danaher, Diebold, ES&S, Hart InterCivic and Sequoia Systems by county
RI Optical scan and Ballot-marking device ES&S Press release
SC DRE ES&S Voting system
SD Optical scan and Ballot-marking device

ES&S

Press release
TN Optical scan and DRE Diebold, ES&S, Hart InterCivic and MicroVote, Systems by county list
Voting systems map
TX DRE, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device AccuPoll, Diebold, ES&S and Hart InterCivic Systems by county, pdf
UT DRE with VVPAT Diebold Voting system
VT Optical scan, Hand-counted paper ballots and Vote-by-phone system Diebold (optical scan) and
IVS (vote-by phone system)
Systems by town, Excel
VA DRE, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Advanced Voting Solutions, Diebold, ES&S, Hart InterCivic, Sequoia and UniLect Systems by county
WA DRE with VVPAT, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold, ES&S, Hart InterCivic and Sequoia Systems by county
WV DRE with VVPAT, Optical scan, Hand-counted paper ballots and Ballot-marking device ES&S Systems by county
WI DRE, Optical scan, Hand-counted paper ballots and Ballot-marking device Diebold, ES&S, Sequoia, Voting Technologies International and Vote-PAD Systems by municipality
WY DRE, Optical scan and Ballot-marking device Diebold and ES&S Systems by county, pdf

Source: Election Online, a project of the Election Reform Information Project which is funded by Pew Charitable Trusts. Accessed 3 November 2006 and Status of eVoting by State - 1 Jan 2006

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