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The purpose of ballot marking (BM) technology is to enable a voter to validly mark their ballot via a ballot marking mechanism. The simplest example of ballot marking is the scenario wherein a voter manually marks their paper ballot using a pen as their ballot marking mechanism. This may be performed either during in-person voting at a polling-place or at some absentee location, such as at a voter’s home. Alternatively, a voter may vote in-person using a ballot marking device (BMD) wherein they make their ballot selections using a touchscreen (or equivalent) interface and can subsequently render/print those selections onto a given ballot representation (such as a printed paper ballot). Over time, new forms of BMD, such as remote ballot markingdevices have become available to enable absenteevoters to mark their ballots, say, from home in an equivalent manner to voters voting in-person using a BMD. In such a case, the printing step may occur on a voter’s own device or may, alternatively, replace the traditional ballot printing function with rendering the voter’s choices into an alternative electronic ballot representation, such as PDF. Just as with BoD and BD scenarios, voters and EOs may encounter the need to create and/or convert a given ballot representation into one-or-more equivalent representations so as to support additional ballot processing activities.
Typical-offline, paper: Voter marks paper ballot
Direct marking, mechanical: via pen
Indirect marking, electronic: via BMD
Online, electronic: Voter marks online/remote ballot
Interfacing device: via touchscreen, tablet, smart phone
For each use case scenario, please address these questions:
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