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Friday, October 24, 2008; 12:58 PM

Virginia uses several different types of electronic voting systems. Find out what type your county uses before heading to the polls Nov. 4.

Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Stafford and Loudoun use the AccuVote optical scanning machines, in addition to other evoting machines. The AccuVote machines read a paper ballot marked by the voter. How to use AccuVote.

Is your county or city not listed below? Get a complete list from the Virginia Board of Elections.

Arlington -- Arlington County uses the WINvote machine, manufactured by Advanced Voting Solutions. The system is designed to store ballots in three different parts of the machine, as well as store ballot images that can be accessed if a recount is ordered. How to use WINvote.

View a sample ballot (pdf) from the WINvote machine. View a sample ballot (pdf) from the AccuVote optical scanning machine.

Alexandria -- The City of Alexandria uses the eSlate machine developed by Hart InterCivic. The machine offers a paper trail that voting officials can refer to in the event a recount is ordered. It also stores voter information, including ballot images, in several areas on the machine. Additionally, voting officials can count the number of votes cast on the machines against the number of people who show up at the polls. How to use eSlate.

Falls Church -- The City of Falls Church uses the eSlate machine developed by Hart InterCivic. The machine offers a paper trail that voting officials can refer to in the event a recount is ordered. It also stores voter information, including ballot images, in several areas on the machine. Additionally, voting officials can count the number of votes cast on the machines against the number of people who show up at the polls. How to use eSLate.

View a sample ballot (pdf).

Faifax -- Fairfax County uses the WINvote machine, manufactured by Advanced Voting Solutions. The system is designed to store ballots in three different parts of the machine, as well as store ballot images that can be accessed if a recount is ordered. How to use WINvote.

Loudoun -- Loudoun County uses Diebold Election Systems' AccuVote-TSX, in addition to the AccuVote-OS. According to Diebold, the system immediately encrypts and stores the selections in multiple places within the voting station. How to Use AccuVote-TSX.

Prince William -- Prince William County will use Sequoia Voting Systems' AVC Edge this November. The Edge stores voting information in several areas in the machine. A results cartridge holds the record of votes, while the machine also takes pictures of every ballot cast. These "ballot images" are stored in the machine in case a recount is ordered. An event log in the machine marks the time, date and type of all "significant system activity." How to use the AVC Edge (pdf).

Stafford -- Stafford County uses Diebold Election Systems' AccuVote-TSX, in addition to the AccuVote-TSX. According to Diebold, the system immediately encrypts and stores the selections in multiple places within the voting station. How to Use AccuVote-TSX.


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