Hart Intercivic Verity Scan, Verity Touch Writer and Verity Central

Verity_650_315The Verity Scan is a digital scan ballot tabulator that is used in conjunction with an external ballot box. The unit is designed to scan marked paper ballots, interpret and record voter marks on the paper ballot and deposit the ballots into the secure ballot box. Verity 1.0 allows for entering write-in candidates on the fly or selecting from a list of certified write-ins. Additionally, write-ins do not have to be processed prior to tabulation. In the event that the county determines write-ins need to be processed individually, they can be processed in the tabulation system.

Touch_Writer_300_225The Verity Touch Writer is a standalone precinct level Ballot Marker Device which also includes an Audio Tactile Interface (ATI), which allows voters who cannot complete a paper ballot to generate a machine-readable and human readable ballot, based on vote selections made, using the ATI. Once the voter has completed voting, their ballot is printed onto regular ballot paper and following the county’s ballot processing procedures would be incorporated in the canvassing process.

Verity Central is a high-speed, central digital ballot scanning system used for high volume processing of ballots (such as vote by mail). The unit is based on COTS scanning hardware coupled with the custom Hart developed ballot processing application software.  Verity Central allows for ballots to be scanned in bulk for users to review during scanning and through resolution for voter intent. Each ballot has the front and back pages scanned simultaneously to capture all voter marks, supporting duplex ballots. Users with proper training can review the ballots for write-ins and ballots flagged as having voter intent issues (such as overvotes, undervotes, and write-in candidates). Once all votes have been reviewed as indicated by flagging, the ballots are then written as Cast Vote Records (CVRs) to vDrives. The final CVR records on Verity vDrives are then sent to a Verity Count workstation for official tabulation.

Presentation of the Verity Voting System prepared by Hart for the State of Colorado:

Overview of Verity Central Ballot Scanning:

References
Verity Voting 1.0 Test Report for the State of Colorado (2015)
Report of the Secretary of State of Washington on the Examination of the Verity 1.0 Voting System (2015)
EAC Certification Test Report for Verity 1.0 (2015)

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