Opening Polls

Opening Polls on VxScan

After VxScan is plugged in, the Polls Closed screen will show.

If there is an orange banner that says "Test Ballot Mode" on the screen, contact your election administrator immediately to prepare the machine for the election.

To open the polls:

The polls are now open. The number of ballots scanned should be zero. Verify the precinct name and election date are correct in the bottom left corner.

Below is an example of the Polls Opened Report. All contest totals should be zero when polls are opened.

Prepare VxScan for Voting

The polls are now ready for voters.

The interior panel should remain sealed and secure at all times unless a poll worker requires access. Any unauthorized access should be reported to an election administrator immediately.

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