Opening Polls

Opening Polls on VxScan

After VxScan is initially turned on, it will show the Polls Closed screen.
If there is an orange banner that says "Testing Mode" on the screen, contact your election administrator immediately to prepare the machine for the election.
To open the polls, a poll worker must insert their Poll Worker Card into the card reader behind the screen. The front of the Poll Worker Card must be facing away from the screen. To open the polls, select Yes, Open the Polls.
The Polls Opened Report will save to the Poll Worker card. Remove the Poll Worker card from VxScan and go to the VxMark to print the report.

Printing the Polls Opened Report

To print the report, insert the Poll Worker card into the VxMark's card reader. Select Open Polls and Print Reportto open the polls and print the Polls Opened Report. The Polls Opened Report also serves as the precincts Zero Report.
Two copies of the report will print from the VxMark's printer. All contest totals should be zero. Below is an example of the Polls Opened Report:
Polls Open Report - Cover Page
Polls Open Report - Results Page
If "Machine is in Testing Mode" is displayed on the VxMark poll worker screen, contact your election administrator immediately to prepare the machine for the election.
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Opening Polls on VxScan
Printing the Polls Opened Report