Election Manager

Included Hardware and Software

Election Manager consists of a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) laptop and printer:

  1. An HP Elitebook 840 G6 Laptop with the VotingWorks Election Manager software pre-installed.

  2. An HP LaserJet Pro M404dn/M454dn Printer to print ballots.

Election Manager Laptop and Printer

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.

Packaged Election Manager case

Setup Guide

Election Manager comes plug-and-play and can be set up through the following steps:

  1. Unbox Laptop: remove the laptop from the case and plug in the included charger to the laptop and outlet.

  2. Unbox Printer: remove the printer from the box and plug in the included power cord to the printer and outlet.

  3. Connect Laptop to Printer: Use the provided USB cable in the case to connect the printer to the laptop.

  4. 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.

  5. Turn on Printer: Turn on the printer using the front power button and follow any on-screen instructions including loading paper.

  6. Load Paper: Load 24lb or 28lb. 8.5"x11" (letter) paper into the printer.

    1. For election-day ballots, use white paper. We recommend Hammermill 102450.

    2. For absentee ballots, use canary yellow paper. We recommend Springhill 024159R.

Toner is installed by default in the printer when shipped. If you need to replace toner in the future, please reference the HP instructions here.