Configure VxBatch

Export Ballot Package

To configure VxBatch, you must first export the ballot package from VxAdmin to a USB drive. Navigate to the Ballots tab in VxAdmin and click Export Ballot Package:
You will be prompted to insert a USB drive:
Once you insert a USB drive, the screen updates and prompts you to export the ballot package:
Just click Export and VxAdmin will generate the ballot package of all ballot styles, saving it automatically on the USB drive:
You don't need to worry about the exact file location, but if do want to look for it later, the file will be saved inside the ballot-packages directory.
Once the file is saved, VxAdmin lets you know and prompts you to eject the USB drive:
After a few seconds, you can pull out the USB drive.

Load Ballot Package

Once you have the ballot package saved on a USB drive, you can transfer the file to VxBatch.
When turned on, the VxBatch laptop will boot to a Load Election Configuration screen, prompting you to insert a USB drive:
Insert the USB drive on which you just saved the ballot package from VxAdmin. After a few seconds, VxBatch displays all the ballot packages it finds on that USB drive:
Select the ballot package you want. As the package loads, the screen will read Uploading ballot package # of # and VxBatch will iterate through the total number of ballot styles in the ballot package:
When loading is complete, VxBatch prompts you to eject the USB drive:
Then, the main VxBatch screen is shown. The screen will state that No ballots have been scanned. Election summary information (name, date, county, etc.) will be shown at the bottom of the screen.
Configured VxBatch
You may now click Eject USB and remove the USB drive once Mount USB is presented.
VxBatch is now ready for scanning! To learn how to scan ballots with VxBatch, please reference our central scanning guide:

Change Ballot Packages

If you later need to change a ballot package, you can remove the package and reset VxBatch through the following steps:
  1. 1.
    Click Advanced from the main scanner screen
  2. 2.
    Click Factory Reset under Advanced Options
  3. 3.
    Confirm by clicking Yes, Factory Reset
Factory Reset
You can now re-configure VxBatch with a different ballot package.
Last modified 4mo ago