The voting systems used in Vermont are optical scan, paper ballots and vote by phone.

Optical Scan: With this system, you will receive a card or sheet of paper, which you take over to a private table or booth. The card has the names of the various candidates and ballot measures printed on it. With a pen or pencil you fill in a little box or circle or the space between two arrows. When you are finished filling out all the cards, you may bring the cards over to a ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put the cards in the box. Or in some places, you may feed the completed cards or papers into a computer device that checks your card or paper right there at the polling place to make sure you have voted the way you want to and counts the votes.

Paper Ballots: Paper ballots are one of the oldest ways of voting in America. They are still used in a few places on Election Day. When you come to the polling place, you will get a paper ballot from the poll worker. You take it to the voting booth, and use a pen or pencil to mark a box next to your candidate and issue choices. You then drop the marked ballot into a sealed ballot box.

Omniballot Tablet Accessible Voting System: Voters with disabilities are able to vote, at their polling locations, using accessible voting technology. Voters will access a tablet-based system that marks your selection onto the same paper ballot used by all voters at the polls. This system also contains an online-based ballot marking system that allows voters with disabilities to vote privately and independently from home during the early voting period.

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