The ClearVote election system from the Clear Ballot Group is a voting system with a dedicated ballot marking device (the ClearMark) that allows a voter with disabilities to privately and independently vote on a paper ballot. Audio and tactile interfaces allow voters with visual challenges to complete their ballot. Voters can listen to the selections over headphones, or view an LCD screen with an image of their ballot that can be adjusted for size and contrast. A "Sip-N-Puff,"  or other compatible personal interface devices, may also be used by voters with limited hand dexterity. 


Any voter may use the ClearMark to vote, not just voters with a disability or in need of language assistance. Many individuals have disabilities that are not readily apparent and cannot be easily seen. Poll workers should not assume that a voter will or will not want to use the ClearMark, or ask a voter what their disability is, or otherwise decide that the voter should or should not use the ClearMark. The decision to use the ClearMark is entirely up to the voter. 

Voters: Simply inform the election inspector, and they will initiate your voting session


The ClearCast system is a portable electronic voting system that uses an optical scanner to read marked paper ballots and tally the results. This system allows for paper ballots to be immediately tabulated at your polling site. As the system is not network-capable, results are then taken by secure courier to the Board of Elections, where they can be read in to the central system. The ClearCast also notifies the voter of voting errors. The voter will be able to immediately correct these errors to ensure that their vote counts.


The ClearCount Central Count system is a central count scanning system utilizing a commercial off-the-shelf scanner, directly and securely connected to the central Election Management System used to scan and tabulate ballots that are received directly by the Board of Elections (i.e. Absentee, Early Vote by Mail).

Clear Ballot Counties

Full suite of Clear Ballot products:

  • Broome
  • Cayuga
  • Chenango
  • Jefferson
  • Montgomery
  • Onondaga
  • Oswego
  • Rensselaer
  • Steuben
  • Tompkins
  • Warren


Central Count/Audit tool only:

  • Bronx
  • Cattaraugus
  • Chemung
  • Clinton
  • Columbia
  • Cortland
  • Delaware
  • Dutchess
  • Kings
  • Livingston
  • Madison
  • Monroe
  • Nassau
  • New York
  • Oneida
  • Orange
  • Orleans
  • Putnam
  • Queens
  • Richmond
  • Rockland
  • Saratoga
  • Schenectady
  • Seneca
  • St. Lawrence
  • Suffolk
  • Tioga
  • Wayne
  • Westchester