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An Overview of Montgomery County’s New Voting System. Welcome to eSlate!. Why a New Voting System?. Our old system has performed well, but… it doesn’t meet the all the requirements of the Help America Vote Act passed in 2002, and

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why a new voting system
Why a New Voting System?
  • Our old system has performed well, but…
    • it doesn’t meet the all the requirements of the Help America Vote Act passed in 2002, and
    • it doesn’t meet Americans with Disability Act or the Texas Secretary of State requirements.
why eslate
Why eSlate?
  • Election staff and 10-member, diverse, Election Equipment Task Force reviewed many different systems over a 2 month period and chose eSlate because it is:
          • Easy for voters
          • Easy for pollworkers
          • Accurate
          • Secure
          • Durable
what will you see at the polling place
What Will You See at the Polling Place?
  • When you arrive to vote, you will sign in as always.
  • You’ll see new voting booths.
  • The election judge will give you a four- digit “Access Code.”
what s different about voting
What’s Different About Voting?
  • eSlates will be in voting booths.
  • You may choose any open booth.
the buttons
The Buttons

Turn theSELECTwheel to highlight your choices.

PressENTERto vote for a selected choice.

Use theCASTBALLOTbutton to cast your ballot.

Use PREVto go to the previous page.

Use NEXTto go to the next page.

Press HELPto get help.

select your language
Select Your Language
  • Turn theSELECT wheel until the language you want is highlighted in red.
  • Press ENTERto make your selection.



enter your access code


Código de accesso


Date: 11-07-2000

Time: 15:42:21

Place: Mesa Elementary

Enter Your Access Code
  • Turn the SELECT wheel to highlight the first number of your Access Code.
  • Press ENTER to choose that number.
  • 3. Repeat for all numbers of your Access Code.
  • 4. When the last digit in your code has been entered, you will see the first page of your ballot.
make ballot choices

Council Member

Abraham Lincoln

Alexander Hamilton

Council Member

Abraham Lincoln

Alexander Hamilton

Make Ballot Choices
  • Turn the SELECT wheel until your choice is highlighted in blue.
  • Press ENTER. The box to the left of your choice will turn red to show your vote.
  • The blue highlight bar will move to the next contest title.
  • Continue through the ballot until you have voted all the contests you wish to vote.
  • You may use the PREVor NEXTbuttons at any time to move through the ballot.
review your ballot
Review Your Ballot
  • After you have voted all the pages of the ballot, a Ballot Summary page appears, allowing you to review your selections.
  • To change your vote, turn the SELECT wheel until the contest you want to change is highlighted, then press ENTER. You will return to that contest.
  • You may use the PREV and NEXT buttons to review your ballot.
cast your ballot
Cast Your Ballot

When you have completely finished voting and reviewing your Ballot Summary page, press theCAST BALLOTbutton.

cast your ballot1
Cast Your Ballot

Your vote has been recorded when you see the waving American Flag.

special features
Special Features

Sip-and Puff Device


Jelly Switches

Battery Back-Up

ballot now the absentee by mail system
Ballot Now, the Absentee By-mail System
  • Use a BLUE or BLACK pen to completely fill

in the Box beside your choice, as shown here.

  • Do not fill in more choices than allowed.
  • If you make a mistake, you may correct it by

crossing out the incorrect choice with an X

and marking your true choice.

  • You must sign and date the voter’s affidavit.
  • Make sure you mail your ballot in the envelope

provided so it will be received no later than

Election Day.


introducing the eslate
Introducing the eSlate
  • October 24 – Nov. 4 --eSlate demo units will be in all early voting locations for those wanting a to take a “test drive” of the eSlate.
  • November 8 – Constitutional Amendment Election – eSlate demo units will again be available in the 10 busiest polling places.
  • December – February – eSlate demos will be given throughout Montgomery County with the help of trained volunteer presenters.
  • February 21- March 3 – Early Voting for Primary Election. Voters will begin using the eSlate at all polling locations.
  • March 7 – Primary Election Day.
  • Montgomery County has a long history of successful, well-administered elections.
  • Our new system will continue to build on that success.
  • The eSlate system is easy-to-use, accurate, secure and accessible.
  • Montgomery County is preceding the implementation of the new system with demonstrations throughout the county,giving interested voters a chance to take a test drive before the Primary Election in March.
for more information
For More Information




Upcoming Early Voting:

February 21, 2006