Voting Equipment

The ES&S DS200 combines paper-based balloting with the flexibility and efficiency of advanced digital image technology.

  • Flexibility: Processes a variety of ballot sizes and designs, from 11" to 19"
  • Convenience: Lightweight, compact, easy for election workers to set up, and easy for our voters to use
  • Security: Physical security features including locking panels and security seals; configured to prevent any unauthorized data transfers or uploads (DS200 Security Features of the Precinct Scanner & Tabulator)
  • Compliance: Usability, accessibility, and security enhancements comply with the Federal 2005 Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines
  • Independence and privacy: People with special needs can ask election workers for assistance marking their ballots, or they can use the OmniBallot Tablet ballot marker to mark their ballots. Once marked, the voter inserts their ballot into the DS200 vote tabulator for counting.
  • Flexible communications: 12-inch LCD touch screen makes it easy for election workers to operate the system, and for our voters to cast their ballots.
DS200 Machine
DS200

in 2018, Anoka County added electronic roster technology to its polling places. The new equipment has reduced waiting times for voters and all but eliminated administrative errors. Learn more about the Poll Pads that you will see in the polling place on Election Day.

Poll Pad and Stand