VxAdmin Hardware Setup
Part of the Central System, VxAdmin is used by local election administrators to program elections, print ballots, and tabulate results on election night.

Hardware Overview

VxAdmin is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) laptop pre-installed with VotingWorks software and an HP printer. All USB drives, cords, adapters, and programmable smartcards needed to operate the system are included and stored in an orange case.

VxAdmin Setup

VxAdmin can be set up through the following steps:
  1. 1.
    Unbox and Setup Printer:
    • remove the printer and power cord from the case
    • plug the power cord into the back of the printer
    • plug the power cord into an outlet
    • press the power button to turn the printer on
    • load paper into the paper tray
Remove printer and power cord
Plug the power cord into the back of the printer and into an outlet
Press the power button to turn on
2. Setup VxAdmin laptop:
  • open the case by lifting the latches on the front
Open the case by lifting the latches
  • prepare the components:
    • remove the laptop
    • pull the power cord (a) out and plug into the laptop and an outlet
    • pull the USB hub (b) out and plug into the laptop
    • pull the card reader (c) out and plug into the USB hub (b)
    • pull the printer cord (d) out and plug into the printer
    • turn the laptop on
Remove laptop
Remove components
Plug components in
VxAdmin hardware setup is complete.
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