Voting Machines - An Introduction
This fall, New York and states across the country will rely on the latest technologies to ensure that each voter is provided with a smooth, uncomplicated voting experience. Voting systems used throughout the years have changed dramatically, but always with the goal of making the election process more accurate, more accessible and more user-friendly.
Find out what voting machines will be available at your poll site this year.
New York State is at the forefront in adopting tough voting system testing standards to ensure that voting equipment can accurately be used in elections in our state. Voting systems are currently undergoing comprehensive certification testing with status updates reported at the State Board of Elections website.
To learn more about the steps New York State is taking to ensure that each voter is provided with a smooth, uncomplicated voting experience, please read more about the voting machines below, or continue on this page to learn about the machine you'll be using on Election Day.
Your board of elections has worked hard to select a voting system which you will find easy to use, and which will provide you with the most accurate voting experience possible. While technology continues to change the way we vote, it doesn't make it more difficult. Each of the voting systems currently used in the State of New York is intuitive and simple to operate.
Select your county from the list or from the map to learn which machine is currently used in your polling place. You can learn more about your particular voting machine, and even view a lesson on how to operate the equipment, by clicking on the voting machine name in the menu on the left of your screen.