Does the system have a paper trail?

Yes. Following each election, election officials can print all cast vote records to paper should they chose to do so. At this time, however, the State of Texas does not require a voter verifiable paper trail that can be printed and viewed by the voter at the polling place. Should Texas lawmakers ever pass a law mandating such a requirement, Wise County, like all Texas jurisdictions, will comply. Our voting system will support this capacity should it be required.

Correctly Recorded Votes

Also know that election officials have always and will always ensure votes are recorded correctly, by testing the voting system programming and validating it before and after the election - in the presence of witnesses - to ensure that votes are counted and reported as they are cast, through a process known as logic and accuracy testing. There are many other security features - both in process and in equipment and software - built into the process.

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1. Is the new system based on a touch screen, like some ATMs?
2. I have never been able to vote without someone helping me. Will someone be there to help me with this new system?
3. How can we sure this system is working as it should be?
4. How do I know that the way the electronic voting system recorded my vote is the same way I intended to cast my vote?
5. Does the system have a paper trail?
6. What if a recount is necessary?
7. How do I know my votes are private and that there is not a database in the computer somewhere that records how I have voted?
8. What if I change my mind or make a mistake after I have pressed the enter button?
9. What if I want to skip a contest?
10. What if I accidentally vote twice in a race? Will my vote be discarded?
11. How do I know that my vote has been cast and counted?
12. If the power fails or if there is some other computer failure will my vote be lost?