What if I change my mind or make a mistake on my ballot?

Your vote is not officially cast until after you select the Cast ballot button and the machine displays the “Your vote has been recorded” screen. At that point, it is no longer possible for you to make any changes. However, if you change your mind before you cast your ballot, you can change your selections. When using the ballot marking device, a ballot review screen appears before you print your ballot. This screen lists all the choices you have made and lets you know if you missed voting in any race. From this screen, you can return to any contest on the ballot and change your selections, if you wish. If you want to change your ballot selections after you have hand-marked or printed your ballot, you can ask a poll worker to “spoil” the ballot and issue you a new ballot. 

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1. Does the system use touchscreens?
2. How do I know my votes are private and there is not a database in the computer somewhere that records how I have voted?
3. How do I know the voting system recorded my vote the same way I cast it?
4. What if I change my mind or make a mistake on my ballot?
5. What if I don’t want to vote in a particular race?
6. What if I accidentally vote twice in a race? Will my vote be discarded?
7. How do I know that my vote has been cast and counted?
8. If the power fails or if there is some other system failure, will my vote be lost?
9. Does this system have paper backup?
10. What if a recount is necessary?