VOTEC delivers data-driven election management solutions and best-in-class service to election officials nationwide in the key areas of Voter Management, Data Management and Asset Management.
VOTEC has 42 years and a very stable staff, half of whom worked where you work, in the support of successful, secure and accessible US governmental entity elections.
Our Kiosk is engineered to efficiently manage the dialog between the elections authorities and the voter by presenting as much as possible of that dialog on voter display screens whose language has been vetted by the local and state election authorities. This eliminates possible misinterpretation by poll workers and helpers.
This is the only format that meets HAVA TITLE III "Uniform and Nondiscriminatory Election Technology and Administration Requirements". Voter eligibility validation by lightly trained poll workers is the last vestige of amateur voter processing. It's way past time to do better now that costs allow touch screens almost anywhere.
The WelcomeVoter Kiosk is also the only product recognized by major accessibility advocate organizations for people who are blind, Deaf, and/or have motion limitations. The WelcomeVoter Kiosk is unique in allowing voters with these impediments to independently verify their data and make their choices privately, with full dignity. Touch screens don't just bring uniformity to the voter experience; they also bring this uniformity to millions more people who want and deserve the experience of being included.
iPads have features appreciated by blind persons for browsing. They do not satisfy this often number one quest for independently accomplishing life's important tasks.
The WelcomeVoter Kiosk is a uniquely configured computerized voter check-in solution. An electronic "poll book" is only that - a paper replacement.
A kiosk is a process and transaction management tool.
The WelcomeVoter Kiosk featuring a voter-facing screen gives the voter a consumer point-of-sale experience. Familiarity speeds the check-in process compared with poll books requiring a back and forth conversation with a poll worker. This is especially true when the voter can see screens in a native language.
This approach allows the voter to co-navigate the authentication and validation process in sync with the poll worker. The poll worker knows what the voter is seeing or hearing via picture in picture monitoring.
The WelcomeVoter Kiosk saves time and imparts confidence to voter and poll worker alike.
Who doesn't want that?