All votes cast using VotingWorks are on paper ballots for security and post-election auditing.
There are two types of VotingWorks paper ballots:
Hand-marked paper ballot
All absentee voters will receive a hand-marked paper ballot that is printed on-demand. Absentee ballots are scanned by election officials using a high-speed central scanner (VxBatch).
Most in-precinct voters will receive a hand-marked paper ballot that is printed in-bulk or on-demand. Precinct ballots are scanned by voters using a precinct scanner (VxScan).
Machine-marked paper ballot (via ballot marking device)
In-precinct voters may request to use the accessible ballot marking device (VxMark), which prints a voter verifiable paper ballot. Machine-marked precinct ballots are scanned by voters using the same precinct scanner (VxScan).