Configuring VxEncode is fairly quick. For configuration, you will need the Admin card.
Start up VxEncode, and you will find a screen indicating the device is not configured:
Insert the Admin Card into the card reader, then tap "Load Election Definition":
The configuration screen comes up:
Select the precinct for which this VxEncode unit should be configured:
If this is for a primary election, you may select a Party for which this VxEncode unit is pre-configured for. Do this only if you want to lock this VxEncode unit into that party, and prevent it from being used to encode voter cards for a different party.
Remove the Admin Card, your VxEncode is ready.