05 Jul 2019

VSAP Ballot Marking Devices are in the House

In June 2016 the Voting Solutions for All People had just reached its most significant milestone in completing the Research and Design Phase of the new Ballot Marking Device. Three years since reaching that feat our Department now has in its possession the first 15 production-grade Ballot Marking Devices. These units are the first of 31,000 that will be arriving later this year in preparation for the full implementation to the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

On Monday, June 17 both the VSAP Executive Steering Committee and Smartmatic project teams assembled at the Election Operations Center to unveil the new devices. After recognizing this accomplishment our teams immediately went to work examining the devices and setting up the infrastructure to begin testing.

While these Ballot Marking Devices are predominately intended for testing purposes our office will offer community based-organizations the opportunity to receive live demonstrations at our Norwalk Headquarters or at a specified event – with notice. If your organization would like more information, please contact outreach@rrcc.lacounty.gov.