The territory will continue to use the DS200 tabulators used in the 2014 election, which are also made by Elections Systems and Software.
One advantage of the ExpressVote is that it uses blank paper ballots. The Board of Elections will no longer spend money printing large color-ink ballots, which Wesley said can cost 75 cents per sheet. The unused ballots can also be used in future elections, since they are unmarked, rather than being shredded.
“ExpressVote is a very, very simple machine to use,” said Wesley as he navigated the system’s menus.