Santa Fe County voters will cast their ballots on new voting machines during the November general election.
But voters and any other member of the public can get a sneak peek and even test vote on the new machines starting this week. … The new voting machines replace equipment that Barraza said was becoming obsolete. “They’re not making parts for them anymore,” he said, referring to the older equipment. “We had them since 2006, but they had been around longer than that.”
There are two types of new voting machines: ImageCast Evolution and ImageCast Precinct. “They both accept ballots,” Barraza said. “It’s just that the [Americans with Disabilities Act] portion on the ImageCast Evolution machines is all combined into one unit, whereas [with] the ImageCast Precinct machine, the ADA component is separate.”
Both terminals have tactile and audio features that allow disabled people to use them. The county received 90 ImageCast Evolution voting machines and 57 ImageCast Precinct machines.