Operating VxMark w/ Integrated Printing

These instructions are for poll workers in precincts using VxMarks with Integrated Printing.

Making Sure the Printer is Connected

First, open up the VxMark case, connect the power, and connect the printer. If the printer is not both turned on and connected, the screen will display No Printer Connected. Make sure the printer is connected. You may need to unplug the USB cord and plug it back in once or twice, and the VxMark unit will take 3-5s to detect the printer.

Opening Polls

Once the VxMark unit is turned on and connected to the printer, the Polls Closed screen should appear:

The screen should NOT display an orange testing mode banner, and the polls should be closed.

Insert the Poll Worker card, and you should see the Poll Worker Screen:

Tap Open Polls for [precinct name].

Confirm your decision by tapping Yes. The polls-open report should begin printing:

At this point, remove the Poll Worker card and keep it close.

Activating VxMark for a Voter

When a voter is ready to vote, it's time to activate the VxMark for the appropriate ballot style. The screen should initially display:

Insert the Poll Worker card, and the Poll Worker screen comes up, displaying all available ballot styles for this precinct under the Activate Ballot Style heading:

Tap the desired ballot style, and the screen changes to indicate that the VxMark has been activated with that ballot style:

Take out the Poll Worker card and let the voter know they can begin voting by tapping the Start Voting button:


The voter can move forward and backwards through the contests at will:

At the end of all contests, a Review Your Votes screen appears

The voter may change their selection for any of the contests, then tap I'm Ready to Print My Ballot when they're done. The ballot should then begin printing, as the screen indicates:

The screen then lets the voter know how to cast their printed ballot:

The voter may press the Done button if they wish, but it's not required. The screen will automatically refresh to the starting point after a few seconds.

Closing the Polls

When the polls are ready to be closed, insert the Poll Worker card and tap Close Polls:

Confirm the action by tapping Yes:

and the polls-closed report begins printing:

Two copies of the report should print. Polls are now closed!

[Coming Soon] Compiling Results Across VxMarks