What is eSlate™?

The eSlate™, provided by Hart InterCivic, is the voting system put in place in the 2006 General Primary.

The eSlate™ is direct recording equipment (DRE). This means that it is an electronic device that directly records information.

The eSlate™ itself is very similar to a large handheld computer device. The voter uses a rotary wheel to navigate through the ballot and select his or her vote. This rotary interface was chosen because it is more accurate and durable than touch-screen systems.