Arlington

USING THE

WINVOTE MACHINE

How do I begin? An election officer will activate the WINvote voting machine.

Then what? Touch the "Touch Here To Start" box at the bottom center of the screen to begin voting.

How do I vote? Touch the candidate's name or answer. A red "X" will appear, and the box with the candidate's name or your chosen answer in it will be highlighted in red.

Can I change my mind? Sure. Just touch the box again and then touch your new selection.

How do I go to the next part of the ballot? Touch "next," which is in the lower right-hand section of the screen, to move to the next page of the ballot.

How do I review my choices? From the summary screen, you have two options. If a box is flashing, there are still choices to be made. Touch the office, title or question to return to it and make a selection, then touch "return to summary screen," to continue, or touch "next" if you are satisfied with your selections. You do not have to vote for everything on the ballot. It is your right to leave a box blank.

Can I write in a candidate? Sure, Just touch the "write in" block for the office in question and an alphabet key pad will appear. Type out the name of the individual you wish to vote for and touch "next" to continue voting.

How does my vote get recorded? Lightly touch the large flashing word "VOTE" on the screen. If you wish to make changes, lightly touch the "back" button in the lower left-hand area of the screen.

NOTE: Once you cast your ballot, you cannot make any changes or vote again.

How will I know that my vote has been recorded? A screen will show up for a few seconds telling you that your votes have been recorded.

Special Features:

The unit is accessible to the disabled, and it has an audio option for blind voters. The unit can also be removed for disabled voters who need to vote in their cars.

SOURCE: Arlington County

The WINvote machines being used in Arlington County are accessible to the disabled and also have an audio option for blind voters.