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The purpose of electronic pollbook (EPB) technology is to identify voters and manage their ballots during election operations.Most typically this involves being able to check-in a voter at a given voting location and, depending on the EPB’s technology platform, it may also able to activate a voter’s ballot before they vote on it. Traditionally, these capabilities were made possible via the EPB’s use of voter registration data, which was often pre-loaded on the EPB so it could function in an offline, standalone mode during the election. In other cases, an EPB is able to access this data via a direct, online connection to its corresponding voter registration system. In still other cases, EPB units may be used at multiple voting locations (e.g., vote centers, etc.) and may be able to connect and synchronize with one another, sharing information such as what voters have checked-in and/or voted at particular locations. In addition to these variations, an EPB may support many additional functions ranging from merely looking up/verifying voter information to supporting ballot generation, activation, as well as others.Thus, in this particular form, an EPB begins to appear as a general election operations technology integration platform. In such cases, it inherits the roles, functions, and responsibilities of its dependent use-cases.
Typical-offline: standalone, offline data from VR, activating voter ballots
Online: Case #1, but via online connections (e.g., online connection to VR)
Connect to other sites:
EPB-to-EPB communication between vote centers
Multi-function: Includes cases #1 and #2, but also supports any additional functions (BoD, BM, Ballot activation, etc.)
Lookup voter information
Verify voter information
EPB as election technology integration platform
For each use case scenario, please address these questions:
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