To configure the Ballot Scanner, you must first export the ballot package from Election Manager to a USB drive.
With a USB drive inserted, navigated to the
Ballots tab 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 election manager 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, Election Manager 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 the Ballot Scanner.
When turned on, the Ballot Scanner will boot to a Not Configured screen, prompting you to insert a USB drive:
Insert the USB drive on which you just saved the ballot package from Election Manager. After a few seconds, Ballot Scanner displays all the ballot packages it sees on that USB drive:
Select the ballot package you want. As the package loads, the screen will read
Uploading ballot package # of # and the Ballot Scanner will iterate through the total number of ballot styles in the ballot package:
When loading is complete, Ballot Scanner prompts you to eject the USB drive:
Then, the main Ballot Scanner 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.
The Ballot Scanner is now ready for scanning! To learn how to scan ballots, please reference our ballot scanning guide:
If you need to change a ballot package, you can remove the package and reset Ballot Scanner 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 Ballot Scanner for a different ballot package.