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Ecuador’s sectional elections, 2014: How they voted

Here’s a step-by-step description of how a person participating in our portion of the pilot would have voted:

  1. Upon arriving at the polling centre, the voter presents his or her ID card or passport so the polling board can find them on the voter registry
  2. The president of the board presses the activation button and the voting process begins
  3. The voter makes his or her choice using the voting machine’s touch screen
  4. The voter can then either verify or change his or her choice
  5. Having verified their choice, the voter then confirms his or her selection by pressing the 'VOTE' button on screen
  6. The machine prints a voting voucher showing the selected option
  7. The voter folds it with the printed side facing in and puts it in the ballot box
  8. The voter signs the poll book and gets his or her ID card back plus a voting certificate