AskED ePollbook

Configurable electronic poll book with real-time command center




Reduce Unknowns

Guide poll workers step by step with proven Election Decision Support™.

Gain Efficiencies

Confirm ballot assignments and update voter history.


Ensure Security

Be confident in the security of the AskED ePollbook. Eliminate risks and protect data.

Stay Connected

See what is happening at every voting location and respond with AskED's Command Center.


Intuitive Touchscreen Experience

The AskED ePollbook is simple to use whether on touchscreen laptops or tablets.


Configured for You

Tailored to how your election department works and not the other way around. Each screen in the AskED ePollbook is configurable to your specific laws. Determine voter eligibility steps, so poll workers process voters easily and accurately. 2,000+ polling locations use AskED.


Flexible

Work the way that suits you best. As laws, rules, and processes change, so can your poll book.

Vote Centers

Take vote centers to the next level with the AskED ePollbook. Combining multiple precincts and allowing voters to choose their voting location has never been easier. The AskED ePollbook allows voters to cast a ballot at any location within the county, regardless of where they live.

Same-Day Registration

The AskED ePollbook supports same-day voter registration by guiding the poll worker exactly what to do based on your jurisdiction's laws for a voter registering the same day as the election.


All-In-One Connected Case

All hardware is built-in. With only a single power cord, the all-in-one case allows users to start checking in voters right away.

Built-In Hardware

The all-in-one case allows easy setup even with a printer, scanner or signature pad, while traditional electronic poll books would require separate cords to be plugged into different parts.

Pre-Wired & Connected

Setup takes seconds. Just unzip the case and plug in one single power cord. There is no hardware to remove.

Light Weight

The case is constructed from lightweight foam and nylon so poll workers can carry it without strain or need-of-assistance. 


Microsoft Windows Platform

With the powerful Windows Operating System, no other electronic poll book solution has a longer product lifespan.


Dozens of hardware manufacturer choices

Integrates with most equipment

Built with IT departments in mind


Supports various technology

Not limited to propriety devices

Foundation for future expansion


Smart Integration

Automate manual processes with existing election systems.

Voter Access Card Activators

With the AskED ePollbook, you can activate voter access cards automatically with card activators and VC Programmer. You don't have to manually type in numbers or remember the ballot style when you want to activate a voter access card.

On-Demand Ballot Printing

Stop wasting ballots and reduce the chance of a voter getting the wrong ballot. The AskED ePollbook's on-demand ballot printing is efficient. Print ballots quickly on the spot.


Easy Deployment

The AskED ePollbook makes device deployment, maintenance and support easy.

Reduce Training

Your poll workers will love it. No other electronic pollbook makes a poll worker's job easier. Step-by-step instructions guide the poll worker through the check-in process. The AskED ePollbook integrates all state and local regulations into the poll worker screens. Clear ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ responses to simple questions assure accurate and consistent voter check-in.

Reduce Election Support Calls

Equip poll workers to conduct efficient voter look-up. Voter status issues can be immediately addressed and resolved at the polling site. The AskED ePollbook's logic is prepared to address all types of voters that require additional assistance or direction: voters who have moved, first-time voters and absentee voters.


Just-In-Time Training™

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Get smarter poll workers by equipping them with directions and answers.

Election Decision Support™


The AskED ePollbook's patent-pending Election Decision Support™ system guides election staff through simple “yes” or “no” questions to determine voters’ eligibility, including the correct ballot style. Opinions and guesswork are removed from the polling places, reducing errors and minimizing the need for time-consuming provisional ballots.

Help Topics


Built-in help topics and video tutorials are included with the AskED ePollbook based on your poll worker training manuals and election equipment. Train poll workers in real-time with the tools you already have. It supplements in-class and online training.


Voter Satisfaction

Provide voters with a better experience.

Poll Site Maps

Direct lost voters to the correct poll location with the AskED ePollbook. Built-in maps show the exact location and address of a voter's poll site.

Wait-Time Application

Communicate poll site wait times to voters by posting the wait times on your website.


Variety of Peripherals

Do more with your electronic poll book.

Signature Capturing


Easily capture voter's signatures on a signature pad separate from the electronic poll book or capture signatures directly on the AskED ePollbook's screen.

Barcode Scanning


Scan a voter's drivers license, ID or barcode on the AskED ePollbook with a barcode scanning gun with a dedicated laser for speed and proven reliability in low lit areas. Integrated barcode scanning ia also available.


Protection and Security

The AskED ePollbook keeps voter data safe. Robis Elections maintains our own dedicated, election data centers to eliminate security risks and protect data from unauthorized access.

AES Encryption

AES encryption adopted by the Federal Government and National Security Agency (NSA) used.

Operation Logs

Every operation performed on the AskED ePollbook logged.

Self-Destruct Option

Choose to automatically self-destruct data from the AskED Command Center.

Security Updates

Windows security updates supported for 10+ years.

SSL and VPN

Communication encrypted and secured using VPN and SSL technology.

Authentication

Password authentication required and role assignments determine access levels.


Network Connections

The AskED ePollbook does not require a connection to operate. With connectivity voter information is up-to-date and enables immediate updates of voter history.

Secure Central Server

The AskED ePollbook may be securely connected to a secure central server via a WAN connection (such as an existing Internet connection, Verizon cards, etc.). SSL encryption is used to ensure that no devices may intercept this communication. A virtual private network (VPN) is used for added security. All voter history is stored in multiple locations on each AskED ePollbook in addition to being on the central server. This eliminates the need for cables.

Peer-to-Peer

The AskED ePollbooks may also be connected directly to each other within a location. This allows for any number of devices to be networked in a peer-to-peer fashion and does not require a server in the polling place. While this would not keep other voting centers up-to-date, it would ensure that all laptops or tablets within one polling place contain all voter history information for security and backup regardless of whether a WAN connection exists or not.



Command Center

Remote configuration allows you to make updates or access reports anywhere, anytime. Administrators are able to monitor all AskED ePollbooks from a centralized portal.

Real-Time Reporting


Be the first to know what is happening across your jurisdiction. Get immediate access to voter turnout, provisional ballot counts and ballot styles voted data. These can be sorted by voter location, party, style, time and more.