County Voting Systems

County Voting Systems

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 elections.  The post-election audit consists of a hand-count of randomly selected contests and precincts.

See the table below to view which method of paper ballot tabulation is used in each county.

 

County

Ballot Tabulation Method(s)

Beaverhead

ES&S Model 650, Model 100

(hand count for 2017 Special Election) 

Big Horn

ES&S DS 850

Blaine

ES&S Model 100

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Broadwater

ES&S Model 100

Carbon

ES&S Model 100

Carter

Hand-count paper ballots

Cascade

ES&S DS 850, DS 200

Chouteau

ES&S Model 100

Custer

ES&S Model 100

Daniels

Hand-count paper ballots

Dawson

ES&S Model 100

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Deer Lodge

ES&S Model 650

Fallon

Hand-count paper ballots

Fergus

ES&S Model 650

Flathead

ES&S DS 850, Model 650, Model 100

Gallatin

ES&S DS 850, Model 650, Model 100

Garfield

Hand-count paper ballots

Glacier

ES&S DS 850

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Golden Valley

Hand-count paper ballots

Granite

ES&S DS 200

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Hill

ES&S Model 650

Jefferson

ES&S Model 650

Judith Basin

ES&S Model 100

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Lake

ES&S Model 650, Model 100

Lewis & Clark

ES&S DS 850

Liberty

ES&S Model 100

Lincoln

ES&S Model 650

Madison

ES&S Model 650

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

McCone

Hand-count paper ballots

Meagher

Hand-count paper ballots

Mineral

ES&S DS 200, Model 100

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Missoula

ES&S DS 850, Model 100

Musselshell

ES&S Model 100

Park

ES&S Model 100

Petroleum

ES&S Model 100

Phillips

ES&S Model 100

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Pondera

ES&S DS 200

Powder River

Hand-count paper ballots

Powell

ES&S Model 650

Prairie

Hand-count paper ballots

Ravalli

ES&S DS 850

Richland

ES&S Model 100

Roosevelt

ES&S DS 200

Rosebud

ES&S Model 100

Sanders

ES&S DS 850

Sheridan

ES&S Model 100

Silver Bow

ES&S Model 100

Stillwater

ES&S Model 100

Sweet Grass

Hand-count paper ballots

Teton

ES&S DS 200, Model 100

Toole

ES&S DS200

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Treasure

Hand-count paper ballots

Valley

ES&S DS 200

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Wheatland

Hand-count paper ballots

Wibaux

ES&S Model 100

(hand count for 2017 Special Election)

Yellowstone

ES&S DS 850