County Voting Systems

County Voting Systems

July 12, 2017 Voting System Application

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 (optical 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