Alameda County's Voting System

Alameda County has a new voting system.

A New Way to Mark Your Ballot
Voters will continue to use paper ballots to cast their votes, however, voters will now fill in the ovals next to their selections, instead of connecting arrows.

 filling in the oval

Central Count
Scanners will no longer be used at the Polling Place. Voters will drop their voted ballot(s) into a secure box that will be delivered to our office and counted.

Expanded Accessibility
Each Polling Place will have touchscreen devices with features to assist voters in reading and marking a ballot independently. The new devices offer a better audio and touchscreen experience and is compatible with many assistive devices.

Heightened Security
There is no internet connection on any part of the voting system, nor can the system transmit any election data through any type of external communication network.