The Village began utilizing the current election equipment to scan and count all ballots cast at the February 2016 election The purchase of equipment was coordinated through the Waukesha County Clerk's office with Waukesha County contributing two-thirds of the purchase cost. There are two types of equipment that are used at the polling location.
DS200 Precinct Scanner and Tabulator
A paper ballot will be issued to each voter after signing the poll book. Voters will notice that they will no longer be connecting an arrow to select a candidate but will instead be filling in an oval. Once selections are made on the ballot, the voter will place the ballot into the DS200 machine for scanning. The machine will provide a message to the voter that their ballot has been counted.
A video of the DS200 Precinct Scanner and Tabulator is available for viewing online.
Voters wishing to vote on the accessible ExpressVote equipment will be issued a blank ballot specifically designed for use in the machine. The voter will place the blank ballot into the machine to begin the voting process. Selections will be made on the touch screen and when all selections have been made, the voter will opt to print the ballot. Once printed, the ballot will be returned to the voter by the ExpressVote. The voter will then place the ballot into the DS200 machine for scanning.
The Government Accountability Board has posted a video on the use of the ExpressVote accessible equipment.