New York State has adopted a two phase implementation plan to introduce new voting systems to the voting process in New York. Voters will see the first phase in 2008 with the introduction of Ballot Marking Devices at each polling place in the state. These new systems will be in addition to the regular lever voting machines that have been in use for most of the last century. Ballot marking devices provide increased opportunities for individuals with disabilities to vote privately and independently through the use of audio and tactile interfaces. These new systems also are equipped with features to allow the voter to adjust for size and contrast the ballot image, and allow the use of a "Sip-N-Puff" or paddle device by voters with limited hand dexterity.
Know Your Voting Machine
Here you will find the information you need about the election process and the voting machines available in your specific polling place, as well as information on how your voting system will be used in an election. We hope that these resources will answer any voting questions you have and will provide you with a better understanding of what to expect when you arrive at your polling place on Election Day.