New Voting System
Starting with the Fall 2010 election cycle, New York City will be using a new poll site voting system. This change is part of the New York City’s compliance with the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). The lever machines will be replaced with two modern machines, an optical scanner to read marked paper ballots and tally results and an AutoMark ballot marking device, which allows any voter, including voters with disabilities, to mark a paper ballot privately and independently by using either its touch screen, Braille-enhanced keypad, sip & puff device or rocker paddle. Voters of the latter device may view the ballot on an adjustable screen or may listen to the ballot over headphones in multiple languages. New York’s new voting system will be simple and easy to use and will ensure that your vote counts.