Brent Wagoner, accounts manager for Henry Adkins, in Clinton, introduces new polling equipment at Friday’s Pettis County Pachyderm Club meeting at Best Western State Fair Inn. He is holding the Poll Pad, an iPad made by Knowink. In front of him is the OVI, an ADA compliant voting machine and to the left is the OVO optical scanner, both created by Unisyn Voting Solutions.
Wagoner explains the use of the OVO or open element optical scanner. “We have 33 counties in the state who have switched over to get away from the touch screens,” he said. “We have tried to keep it as simple as possible.” The cost of the system would be around $85,000 per precinct and $10,000 for the software for Pettis County.