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Battle Creek, MI 49017
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Voting System Info

The ES&S AutoMARK™ voter assist terminal is a ballot-marking system designed to provide privacy and accessibility to voters who are blind, vision-impaired, or have a disability or condition that would make it difficult or impossible to mark a ballot in the usual way. The technology also provides language assistance to voters who are more comfortable speaking a different language or who need help to better understand written instructions.




The Optech Insight® is the successor to the popular Optech III-P Eagle® optical scan voting machine.  Voters are provided a 1,2 or 3 column ballot which they mark with a pen or pencil.  The Insight recognizes virtually any any marking device.  Voters record their selections by completing the arrow opposite the candidate of issue of their choice.

After voting at a polling location the voter feeds his or her ballot into the Optech Insight®, where it is tabulated and automatically stored in the locked ballot box. Incorrectly marked ballots can be returned to the voter for review and correction. The Optech Insight® handles absentee ballots as a central count device for small to medium jurisdictions.

Election results are stored on the memory of the machine and on a proprietary Optech Memory Pack. Precinct results can be transmitted to an election center via a built-in cellular or land-line modem, or by simply removing the Memory Pack and transporting it to a tabulation center where it is read within a matter of seconds.

The Optech Insight works interchangeably with existing Optech III-P Eagles and other Sequoia optical scan systems or as part of an integrated system with the Sequoia AVC Edge®  Touchscreen Voting System.