Election Manager consists of a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) laptop and printer:
An HP Elitebook 840 G6 Laptop with the VotingWorks Election Manager software pre-installed.
An HP LaserJet Pro M404dn/M454dn Printer to print ballots.
VotingWorks also provides high volume color replacement toner and a USB stick to store election files. The laptop, laptop power cable, USB A-B cable, and USB drive are stored in an Apache 4800 Case with backup hardware for all components.
Election Manager comes plug-and-play and can be set up through the following steps:
Unbox Laptop: remove the laptop from the case and plug in the included charger to the laptop and outlet.
Unbox Printer: remove the printer from the box and plug in the included power cord to the printer and outlet.
Connect Laptop to Printer: Use the provided USB cable in the case to connect the printer to the laptop.
Turn on Laptop: Turn on the laptop using the power button in the top-left of keyboard. The Election Manager does not require any authentication and will boot directly into Election Manager app.
Turn on Printer: Turn on the printer using the front power button and follow any on-screen instructions including loading paper.