When used with TotalVote®, the necessary data for each polling place is imported directly from TotalVote by simply selecting the appropriate election and clicking a button. After the election, the data is returned back to TotalVote in the same manner. The application can work independently, however, and does not require a state or county to use the other TotalVote modules in order to implement BPro’s ePollbook system.
BPro’s ePollbook searches for voters manually or by scanning Driver’s License 2D barcode or reading the magnetic strip. Poll workers can search for voter records using partial registration information as well. The ePollbook will then determine voter and ballot style eligibility based on registration information and voting activity. The system can also issue provisional ballots, record provisional ballot information, and (optionally) associate the provisional ballot to a voter record. The TotalVote ePollbook allows a poll worker the ability to lookup a ballot style based on an address. This function is available when the station is connected and when it is operating offline. It can also incorporate printing a receipt for the voter if needed or labels for appending to voter forms.
TotalVote ePollbook benefits including:
- Faster voter check-in
- Fewer phone calls on Election Day
- Easier polling place navigation, which will reduce the use of provisional ballots and help cut costs in future elections
- Faster reporting of results and voter turnout
- Improved data collection, which can support better analysis and planning for future elections
One key feature of the BPro TotalVote ePollbook solution is its ability to integrate with the Election Night Reporting module within TotalVote. Prior to when the polls close, there is no results information posted to the Election Night Reporting website. If using the TotalVote ePollbook, however, near real-time voter turnout information will be available throughout Election Day. When used as part of the TotalVote system, BPro’s ePollbooks provide election efficiencies before, during and after each election.