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Voting Equipment

In August of 2018, the Hamilton County Board of Elections selected Hart InterCivic's Verity Voting System as Hamilton County's next generation voting system.  The county has been successfully using Hart InterCivic's HVS voting system since 2006. While the board had every confidence in the former voting system, it had approached the end of its life cycle.  In order to be proactive and have a new system in place before the former system's end of life, board staff began the process of evaluating new voting systems in 2017.  This evaluation included mock elections held at the board office in January of 2018. Many members of the public and poll workers attended the mock election and provided feedback.  Hart InterCivic's Verity System was a unanimous bipartisan choice.


"Voters will continue to cast their votes on a paper ballot. The system functions the same way but with a new look, new technology, and new security features", said Director Sherry Poland.  "I like to compare this process to trading in an old reliable car for a new, upgraded model."


"We are pleased to announce that voters who require assistance will find a new and improved disabled access option so they may cast their ballots independently", said Deputy Director Sally Krisel.


Demonstration models are currently set up in our reception area for voters to view and test. The BOE will hold demos around the county leading up to the November 2019 General Election, when the system will be rolled out countywide.


New Voting Equipment (Vscan) (PDF)


New Accessible Voting Equipment (Access Station) (PDF)


How to Vote on the Vscan on Election Day (video)


How to Use the Access Writer (video)