Elections and Government Services Administrative Rules of Montana Business Services Notary and Certification Records and Information Management

June 17, 2015 Voting System Testing – Certification and Final Report

April 17, 2015 Voting System Certification Application

Notice of voting system certification event

Voting Systems and Components Certified for Use in Montana

Montana’s paper ballots may be counted in two ways: hand count or with paper ballot optical or digital scan tabulators.  Either way ALL Montanans vote on a paper ballot.  Following is a list of the voting systems being used, by county.

Paper ballot tabulators

Model 650 (optical scan) and Model 850 (digital scan) are central count tabulators; Model 100 (opital scan) and Model 200 (digital scan) are precinct-level tabulators.  Tabulators are not connected to the Internet.

Counties conduct a public test of tabulators before each primary and general election.  Additionally a random test is conducted on election day.  A Post-Election Audit is conducted by each county that uses tabulators after federal primary and general elections.  The post-election audit consists of a hand-count of randomly selected contests and precincts.

Select a county from the dropdown below to view which method of paper ballot tabulation is used.