The following table summarizes voting equipment used in ranked
choice hotspots. Included are current and potential implementations. A
link takes you to the respective jurisdiction's board of elections.
your community purchases equipment, take the steps necessary to make it
If the machine will not be compatible on
arrival, mandate in the initial contract that the vendor will
retrofit your machines to support IRV/choice voting at no or a limited,
specified added cost. This will give you the tools needed to move
political passage to technical implementation, as you may need legal recourse.
Note also that, at least for municipal- and state-level elections,
there are creative ways to get around incompatible voting equipment.
See Burlington, VT and San Francisco, CA for examples.
|AS ||Statewide ||Yes ||By hand |
|CA|| Alameda County|| Pending|| Sequoia||OS||Yes||Use begins November 2006. IRV-ready by November 2007.|
| Humboldt County||Pending|| Diebold||AccuVote ES-2000||No|| |
|Los Angeles County ||Pending ||Inkavote ||No |
| Mendocino County|| Pending|| Diebold||AccuVote-OS||No||RCV never mentioned in contract.|
| Nevada County||Pending||ES&S||Model 150/550||No|| |
| San Francisco County||Yes||ES&S|
|Yes||Voter may mark up to three choices.|
| Santa Clara County||Pending||Sequioa||AVC Edge/Optech||No||Upgrade in progress.|
| Yolo County||Yes||Hart||OS||No|
|CO||Aspen||Pending|| Diebold||TSX (DRE), AccuVote||No|| |
|FL||Sarasota||Pending||ES&S|| Ivotronics||No||Software unavailable. City Commission will not put on ballot as result.|
|LA ||Statewide |
|MA||Cambridge||Yes||Diebold||AccuVote-OS||Yes||Retrofitted to use ChoicePlus Pro. Random transfer used.|
|MD ||Takoma Park ||Yes ||By hand |
|MN ||Minneapolis ||Pending ||ES&S ||Model 100 ||No |
|NC ||Statewide ||Pending ||ES&S ||Model 100 ||Would use machines to count first choices, then hand-count. |
|SC ||Statewide |
|VT||Burlington||Yes||Diebold||AccuVote-OS||No||Machines count first choices. Hand-count thereafter.|
|WA||Pierce County||Pending|| || || |