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