Release date: October 24, 2016
Contact: Roxanna Moritz, Scott County Auditor - 563-370-3915 (cell), 563-326-8631 (office)
Interactive Sample Ballots
DAVENPORT – Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz announced today that her office is now providing a new, Interactive Sample Ballot available on the Scott County website.
“As part of our commitment to provide quality service to our voters, I am pleased to offer an accessible, Interactive Sample Ballot to all registered voters in Scott County,” Moritz said. “This system is convenient, simple and completely safe for voter use.”
The Interactive Sample Ballot can be found on the Auditor’s Page of the Scott County website at https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/auditor/sample-ballots
The service provides:
- Convenience: The Scott County Interactive Sample Ballot system can be accessed from the voter’s computer, tablet or smartphone. From the security of their own homes, voters can research their choices and take as much time as needed to mark a personal reference sheet. Voters then print their choices and take their “marked” reference sheet to the poll to use as a voting guide. We will continue to provide our traditional sample ballots listed by precinct.
- Accessibility: Our Interactive Sample Ballots are provided in an accessible format for voters utilizing assistive technologies (screen readers and navigational software). They meet ADA requirements of Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act.
- Continuity: Once logged on to the site the voter enters his or her name and birthdate. From there, our system will select the correct ballot for the voter’s residential address. Navigating through the ballot and marking choices is intuitive. The process is as easy as completing an online form.
- Privacy: The Interactive Sample Ballot look-up is anonymous. Although the voter may choose to mark their choices online, no records of a voter’s choices are recorded. This system passed the highest standards and voters may rest assured that their anonymity and privacy is protected.
“It is essential to note that what we provide online are SAMPLE BALLOTS. Actual casting of a ballot is still done in person or through an Absentee Ballot,” Moritz said.
We encourage local media partners to be part of our effort to serve our community with this new system. I am asking you to provide a banner and a link to the https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/auditor/sample-ballots County Sample Ballot website from your website.