The voting machine systems used in Colorado are optical scan, DRE and hand-counted paper ballots.
The voting systems used in Iowa are optical scan and Hand counted paper ballots.
The voting machine systems used in Indiana are optical scan and DRE.
The voting systems used in Illinois are optical scan and DRE.
To find out what voting machine is used in your county, please visit your state's resource.
The voting systems used in Idaho are optical scan and hand-counted paper ballots. Hand-counted paper ballots are used only for elections in sparsely populated jurisdictions, particularly when all offices will be filled by write in votes.
The voting machine systems used in Hawaii are optical scan and DRE.
The voting systems used in Massachusetts are optical scan and hand counted paper ballots.
Beginning in November, 2016, Maryland voters will use a new voter-verifiable paper record voting system. This new system will replace the touchscreen voting system used in previous years.
Voter-verifiable Paper Voting System: Voters will mark a paper ballot and then feed the ballot into a ballot scanner. The scanner will read the voter's selection and the ballot will drop into a locked ballot box.
The voting systems used in Maine are optical scan and paper ballots.
The voting system used in Louisiana is DRE.
Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.
There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.