Voting Equipment

2022 Voting Equipment Audit

Voting equipment used in Wisconsin elections is required to be audited after every General Election to ensure the accuracy of tabulation equipment using during that election. Wis. Stat. §7.08(6) is the state embodiment of §301(a)(5) of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA): Enforcement of federal voting system standards. Following each general election, audit the performance of each voting system used in this state to determine the error rate of the system in counting ballots that are validly cast by electors.

Dominion ImageCast X

Overview:

The Dominion ImageCast X (ICX) is a piece of direct recording electronic voting equipment. The voter uses a touchscreen to select their ballot choices and has a chance to review a voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPT) confirming their choices prior to casting the ballot. The ICX has headphones and a tactile keypad for voters who use the audio ballot functionality.

Accessible Features:

•    Touchscreen voting
•    Audio ballot option with keypad
•    Adjustable size font
•    High contract font option
 

Dominion ImageCast Evolution

Overview:

The Dominion ImageCast Evolution (ICE) is a tabulator and a ballot marking device. If the ICE at your polling place does not have the second screen specifically made for accessible voting sessions, the device can pause tabulation to serve as a ballot marking device. The ICE has headphones and a tactile keypad for voters who use the audio ballot functionality. After the voter finishes making their choices, the ballot is returned to the voter to review. Then the voter deposits their ballot into the optical scan compartment of the machine.