In Jefferson County, Missouri, there are two ways a voter may cast his ballot at the polling location:
- Most voters will choose the paper option. Voters will use a marker to ’color in’ the target by the name of the candidate the voter wishes to vote for. The voter will then place the ballot into the optical scan machine located on the top of the black ballot box. (much like a dollar bill inserted into a soda machine) Voters may also choose to vote on the Freedom Vote (Ballot Marker).
- Voters will select their choices on the Freedom Vote touchscreen, print their ballot and then place the ballot into the scanner on top of the ballot box.