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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

AccuVote Optical Scan (OS) Voting System

Beginning with the 2002 elections, the DuPage Election Commission adopted the Accu-Vote Optical Scan Ballot tabulation system. The AccuVote-OS is a mark sense-based ballot counting device, offering a powerful and effective precinct count voting and absentee ballot counting solution.

To Vote a Paper Ballot

  1.  After you check in at the polling place, if selected, the Ballot Judge will give you a paper ballot, which you will mark with the pen provided.
    Be sure to verify that you have been given the correct Ballot Style (group of districts) prior to casting your ballot. Once the ballot is placed in the ballot box, you cannot change your ballot.

  2. Mark your choice on the ballot by darkening the oval to the left of the Candidate’s name or selection. You must blacken the oval completely, and do not may any marks outside of the oval. Always check the back of the ballot for additional candidates and propositions. You do not have to vote in every race. DarkenOval

    Write-In Voting
    •   Find the appropriate Unit of Government and Office Title.
    •   Write the Candidate's name on the line provided
    •   Darken the oval to the left of the candidate's name
    Failure to do these steps will result in your Write-In vote not being counted

    Review your ballot carefully. Do not cross out or erase or your vote may not count. If you have made a mistake marking your ballot, ask the Judge for a new ballot.

  3. When you are finished voting, place the Privacy Cover over the ballot allowing the Ballot Judge’s Initials to be viewed in the upper right hand AccuVote-OS corner of the header. Proceed to the Judge of Election stationed near the ballot box.

  4. After the Ballot Box Judge verifies that the ballot is properly initialed, insert the ballot into the tabulator on the ballot box.