Millions of Voters Will Check-In Faster at the Polls
Counties Move to Hart 's ePollBooks for Efficiency, Security, and Accuracy
AUSTIN, Texas – March 21, 2012 – Hart InterCivic, a leading national provider of election voting systems, management products and services, announced today it will supply Goliad County, Texas and Brazoria County, Texas with electronic poll books that will replace the paper precinct rosters used for checking in voters on Election Day. The addition of these two counties brings the total number of jurisdictions using Hart’s ePollBook in Texas to eighty-four. Hart’s ePollBook is also used in Indiana and Washington, D.C.
“Obviously electronic poll books are the way to go, as they eliminate weekend printing marathons before elections, cut down on errors, and speed up the check in lines in the polling places,” said Joyce Hudman, Brazoria County Clerk. “We looked at all the options carefully, and in the end selected Hart as the best solution.”
As counties in Texas prepare for this year’s big elections, the use of automated poll books adds one more layer of efficiency and accuracy to the voting process. Hart’s ePollBook can be used with any voting system and voter registration system.
“The continued success of the Hart ePollBook demonstrates jurisdictions want to improve the accuracy and speed of checking in voters while reducing paperwork and errors,” said Hart President Derek Hutson.
The Hart ePollBook™ features an easy-to-use netbook that synchronizes voter registration data in real-time and increases the efficiency of voter check-in and verification processes at vote centers.
Key Features of Hart’s ePollBook offering:
- Enables anywhere voting – Early Voting, Vote Centers, Election Day
- Provides an easy-to-read screen that’s intuitive for poll workers
- Intelligently guides poll workers through the check-in process
- Integrates with bar code scanners for automated voter lookup
- Securely encrypts all voter data and communications
- Provides integration with voting system to ensure correct ballot style using Access Code on Demand (optional)
The ePollBook also allows a faster determination of voter counts for periodic status calls, faster upload of voter history to the master voter registration database and supports same-day registration.
About Hart InterCivic, Inc.
Hart is a leading national provider of voting systems, election management products and services. Hart delivers a deep-rooted, authentic level of credibility across the electoral process with field-proven products, services and support that successfully, dependably meet the rigorous demands of today’s election procedures. Millions of votes are cast each year using Hart’s eScan™ and eSlate® polling place voting systems and Ballot Now central scanning / by-mail solution. For more information, please visit www.hartintercivic.com/ePollBook.