Method of operating an election ballot printing system

  • US 9,087,422 B2
  • Filed: 02/04/2011
  • Issued: 07/21/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/26/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • receiving a voter list which includes a key identifier;

    receiving a plurality of different types of ballot images in a soft copy;

    implementing a ballot enhancement process to the ballot images, wherein the ballot enhancement process enables a user to apply print overlays included with a finishing process to the soft copies of the ballot images prior to printing;

    using a control program, which operates a computer, to form a side file which associates the ballot images with the voter list, wherein the control program selects a ballot image, in response to the key identifier, which corresponds to a selected voter of the voter list;

    forming a print job which includes the selected ballot image by use of the control program; and

    forming an unmarked printed ballot, wherein the unmarked printed ballot is a single structure, by printing the selected ballot image in response to printing the print job.

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