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Media Preview of New Orange County Voting System and Vote Centers

Media attendees will be able to see mock vote center set-up with new voting system equipment

SANTA ANA, CA – On Monday, September 16, 2019, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will provide a media preview to interested outlets of the County’s new voting system, which will be used for the first time during the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Orange County is transitioning to a vote center environment in 2020.

The voting system (Verity Voting System from Hart InterCivic) was approved for purchase by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Verity’s advantages for Orange County include:

  • The Verity configuration for Orange County utilizes a hand-marked paper ballot system and does not ever embed voter selections in a barcode 
  • Strong security protocols, including white listing, encryption, two-factor authentication and redundant data storage to safeguard the sanctity of the vote 
  • Easy to use system for voters and election officials with plain-language instructions and consistently user-centric software and hardware design
  • Full accessibility features provide an equal and independent experience for voters with disabilities (that includes an on-screen marking option, which produces a human-readable paper ballot)
  • Fully supports Risk Limiting Audits for full transparency and accountability of election results

WHAT
Media preview of full mock vote center set-up and equipment configuration. Attendees will be able to interact with the electronic check-in system and voting equipment

WHERE
Orange County Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana

WHEN
Monday, September 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

BROADCAST VISUALS
Fully functional new voting system equipment set up in a typical vote center layout

 

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About the Registrar of Voters:
The Registrar of Voters is responsible for conducting elections in the County of Orange, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States with 1.8 million registered voters. We are a County agency, which receives funding from the County's General Fund and periodic reimbursement from the federal government, the State of California and local jurisdictions. Read more >>

Media Contacts:
Neal Kelley
Registrar of Voters
714-567-5139
[email protected]

For Background Information Only:

714-567-5197

Source:
Orange County Registrar of Voters

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit the About Us page or call the Registrar of Voters media help line at 714-567-5197.