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Unlocking/Locking Hardware


VxAdmin and VxCentralScan require users to use an Election Manager Card and a security code to login. Both machines have a smartcard reader as shown below.
Laptop on and locked
Both machines will display Machine Locked when turned on. To unlock the machine, insert your Election Manager Card into the attached card reader.
Election Manager Card in card reader
Locked screen
Enter the card security code and remove your Election Manager Card.
Enter card security code
Note: A System Administrator Card may also be used to unlock VxAdmin.


Any time a machine will be left unattended, be sure to lock the machine by selecting Lock Machinein the upper right hand corner of the screen.