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Clear Ballot - New Bucks County Voting Machines

Upcoming Voter Training Sessions (complete list at bottom of page)
  • March 3 - 5 to 8 pm: Sellersville Fire Department
  • March 4 - 11 am to 1 pm: Bucks County Administration Building
  • March 6 - 5 to 8 pm: Bucks County Administration Building

The Clear Ballot system, which uses hand-marked paper ballots, was selected by the elections board on Nov. 27, and approved by the county commissioners on Dec. 4. 

The decision came after many months of research and deliberations, which included three well-attended public demonstrations of the various machines under consideration. Those sessions exposed hundreds of polling place workers and voters to the Clear Ballot machines, and the upcoming trainings will supplement that exposure.

Clear Ballot is a voter-verified paper ballot system that uses ballots lacking bar codes or QR codes. Voters complete paper ballots by hand and feed them into a scanner, which drops the ballot into a ballot bag for transportation to the Board of Elections office at the end of Election Day.

ClearBallot Voting System ClearCast machineThe Clear Ballot scanners also scan an image of the completed ballots and tabulate results from each precinct for efficient Election Night reporting. All tabulated and scanned images are kept in a secured database and do not touch the Internet.  

The Clear Ballot system also provides a ballot-marking device for each polling place for voters who require ADA provisions. The ballot-marking device prints a ballot identical to those provided to non-ADA voters at the polling place before it is fed into a scanner.

In April 2018, all Pennsylvania counties were informed by the Commonwealth that they must select new voting systems that provide a verifiable paper record, and that those new systems be in place no later than the 2020 primary.

ClearAccess Accessible Ballot Marking DeviceFor a look at what you'll be seeing next time you are at the polls, check out the videos below:

ClearCast Scanner
ClearAccess Ballot Marking Device

Information on the ClearBallot system:

How to Vote at Your Polling Place
The Benefits of Hand-Marked Paper Ballots
What to Expect at Your Polling Place
What to Expect from Bucks County Board of Elections

Are you an Election Official? Go to the Election Officials page for information on Opening/Closing the Polls with the New ClearBallot system.

ClearBallot Voting System Ballot Fill-inGet to Know Bucks County's New Voting System: Public Training Dates

  • March 3,  5 to 8 p.m., Sellersville Fire Department Hall, 2 N. Main St., Sellersville
  • March 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court St., first floor, Doylestown
  • March 6, 5 to 8 p.m., Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court St., Room R110, Doylestown
  • March 10, 1 to 4 p.m., Bensalem Municipal Building, 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem
  • March 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court St., first floor, Doylestown
  • March 23, 5 to 8 p.m., Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court St., Room R110, Doylestown
  • March 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center, 580 Delmont Ave., Warminster
  • April 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court St., first floor, Doylestown
  • April 7, 1 to 4 p.m., Juniper Village at Bucks County, 3200 Bensalem Blvd., Bensalem
  • April 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court St., first floor, Doylestown
  • April 16, 5 to 8 p.m., Bucks County Community College, Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol
  • April 21, 5 to 8 p.m., Bucks County Community College, Perkasie Campus, One Hillendale Road, Perkasie 

Bucks County Board of Elections 
55 E. Court St. 
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Board of Elections - 215-348-6154 
elections@buckscounty.org

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Some services are also available at the 
Government Services Centers (Register to vote, absentee ballot applications...):

Lower Bucks County 
7321 New Falls Road 
Levittown, PA 19055 
Phone: 267-580-3500

Upper Bucks County 
261 California Road
Quakertown PA 18951 
Phone: 215-529-7250