The ES&S election system from ES&S is a voting system with a dedicated ballot marking device (the AutoMARK) that allows a voter with disabilities to privately and independently vote on a paper ballot. Audio and tactile interfaces allow voters with sight 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 AutoMARK 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 AutoMARK, ask a voter what their disability is, or otherwise decide that the voter should or should not use the AutoMARK. The decision to use the AutoMARK is up to the voter.

Video Tutorials

The following videos are intended to demonstrate the features and capabilities of the ES&S AutoMARK voting machine.

How to Use ES&S AutoMARK

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Video Transcripts

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ES&S AutoMARK Counties

  • Albany
  • Erie
  • Nassau
  • New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond)
  • Rockland
  • Schenectady