eSlate FAQs

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  • Does the system have a paper trail?

  • How do I know my votes are private and that there is not a database in the computer somewhere that records how I have voted?

  • Why did Fort Bend County choose the eSlate?

  • How was the eSlate system chosen?

  • Is the system based on a touch screen, like some ATMs?

  • I have never been able to vote without someone helping me. Will someone be there to help me with this system?

  • How can we sure this system is working as it should be?

  • How do I know that the way the electronic voting system recorded my vote is the same way I intended to cast my vote?

  • What if a recount is necessary?

  • What if I want to skip a contest?

  • What if I change my mind or make a mistake after I have pressed the ENTER button?

  • What if I accidentally vote twice in a race? Will my vote be discarded?

  • How do I know that my vote has been cast and counted?

  • If the power fails or if there is some other computer failure will my vote be lost?