The OpenElect® Voting Interface (OVI-VC) is a multi-faceted and robust voting device which can accommodate early voting, vote centers, ADA voters and non-geographical use.
Dual Functionality – Can be Used for Early Voting, Voter Centers
- Non-geographical use for early voting, voter centers
- Touch screen is a "Ballot Marking Device"
- Provides for write-in candidates when authorized
- Ballots are printed in easy to read format for review
- Scalability to accommodate any jurisdiction
Features and Benefits
- 2005 Certification to the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) by the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
- Hardened Linux and Java platform
- HAVA compliant keypad, sip-and-puff, and headphone functionality
- Accommodates voters through multiple methods including wheelchair access, zoom-in ballot function and audio assistance for the visually impaired
- Allows voters with disabilities to prepare their ballots independently and privately on election day
- Transparent system that supports accountability
- Easy to maintain modular design provides easy transport and set up for poll workers
- Ballots can be scanned into the OpenElect® Optical Scan (OVO) or secured for central tabulation (OVCS)
- Produces a variety of precinct reports and an auditable record of voter choices
- High level of physical and software security instills confidence for poll workers and voters
- Disclosed software code as part of a procurement process with a jurisdiction
- Supports multiple languages
- Includes Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)
OpenElect 1.0 has been certified by the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to the 2005 Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG). Our certification documents can be found here. Or you can visit the EAC website for more information.