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The ZIP-scan™ Create-Your-Own-Ballot Solution

1. Create and print your own ballot using our simple "Forms Generation Program" (FGP). Below is a screen shot of the FGP for the ballot illustration below. You can see that it is a simple easy to use program.

Ballot Counting Forms Generation Program
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On the ballot, you can have as many offices and candidates as needed. The example form below has four candidates for President and Treasurer. If more space is needed, the ballot layout will automatically flow onto additional pages. Note that your logo can be printed on the top of the ballots if you choose.

Ballot Counting with Eight Candidates
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2. Have your voters mark their ballots with a Number 2 pencil.


3. Use the provided "Survey Wizard Program" on a Windows PC to collect the ballot information. Ballot sheets can be processed through the scanner at approximately 25 sheets/minute. (Note that 50 sheets/minute is possible if two people are dropping the forms into the scanner.)

The image below is the screen shot of the Survey Wizard program for the above ballot form with 50 sheets processed.

Ballot Counting Processing Screenshot.
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4. A summary report of the ballot results collected by the scanner is immediately available. Below is a screen shot of the Survey Wizard's Output Screen.

Ballot Counting Summary Screenshot
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Below is a copy of the three page summary report for the above ballot with 80 ballots counted. Note how clearly the results are presented with the text from the ballot included in the summary report format. Note that your logo can be included on the reports in the top right corner if you choose.

Ballot Summary Page 1 Ballot Summary Page 2 Ballot Summary Page 3
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Note that the data collected by the scanner is available in your choice of three formats:

  1. Comma, Without Quotes
  2. Comma, With Quotes (.csv)
  3. Tab
On the Output screen, you click the "Export to File" button to export the ballot results in the format selected. Below is a screen shot of the "Comma, With Quotes" file in Notepad and a screen shot of when the data is imported into Microsoft Excel. And, there are choices where you can download the entire data file for the 80 ballots so you can see the complete format of the raw data. This data can then be analyzed using SPSS, Excel, or similar statistical analysis programs if you choose.

Ballot Summary Exported to Notepad Ballot Summary Exported to Excel
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Click Here to View the Ballot Summary Text File
Click Here to Download the Ballot Summary CSV File

Scanner is portable and uses power supplied by the PC's USB Connection.


Contact us today at 1-888-947-7226 to arrange for an evaluation of ZIP-scan's "Create-Your-Own-Ballot-Solution."

 

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