Hart InterCivic Verity Touch

The Verity Touch is a direct recording electronic voting device included in Hart Intercivic’s Verity 2.0 voting system. The Verity Access component (pictured below) adds tactile buttons, audio ballots and compatibility with common adaptive devices.

The 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
EAC Certification Test Report for Verity 2.0 (2016)
Texas Certification Reports Verity 2.0 (2016)
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