Electronic Voting Devices

Electronic Voting Devices

Hardware and Accessories for Your E-Voting System

What Does My E-Voting System Include

Each Meridia electronic voting system comes with:

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    Voting Devices

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    USB Receiver

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    Soft-Shell Carrying Case

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    TownVOTE Software

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    Lifetime Training and Support

Trainee Response System Clickers

How easy is it to vote with the clickers/keypads?

As easy as 1…

You read that right – there’s no -2 or -3. The voting clickers require only a single button press to submit a vote. Voting with clickers is simple and requires no training – just like hand, voice, or paper voting methods, but with an instant total count and permanent record.

After a vote has been submitted, the display screen of the device will show the vote and then the letters “OK” to confirm that the vote has been counted by the system.

 

United States House of Representatives Seal

The use of an electronic voting system helps us process the full markup votes among the 50+ members — accurately — in less than two minutes. By comparison, it used to take us 10 minutes to vote on a single item.

– Nancy Locke, Chief Clerk at Committee on Natural Resources

House of Representatives - Committee on Natural Resources Custom Response Keypad

How big a room will the system work in?

Meridia’s electronic voting system works great in small and large rooms.

The coverage of a single receiver is 400 square feet (a football field is 300 feet long). If you have a larger room, multiple receivers can be used to achieve complete coverage.

How does the system send and receive votes?

Secure. Proprietary. 2.4GHz Radio Frequency.

The voting devices use up to 32 channels on a 2.4GHz radio frequency (RF). The votes travel from the keypads to a USB receiver (base, or antenna).

When the receiver collects the vote, it sends a confirmation back to the keypad letting the device and the voter know that it has been received. As the receiver collects the votes, it then passes them to the computer and software it is connected to.

Learn more about the security of our communications protocol (PDF link)PDF icon

How are the voting devices powered?

Inexpensive, replaceable batteries.

Depending on a clicker model, they use either AAA or CR 2032 coin-cell as their power source.

When you order a system from us, the batteries are included with the purchase. The average battery life is 1 year, depending on use. Heavy use will be shorter, light use will yield longer battery life.

Do I have to point my voting device at the screen for it to work?

No. The voting clickers do not require “line of sight” to work.

The RF communication will transmit the votes around chairs, tables, or the persons in front of you. Depending on the material density, the RF signal will go through walls within the receiver’s communication range. Be sure to read the section “Can two or more e-voting systems work next to each other?” below.

Can I change my vote after it has been received?

Yes. Your vote can be changed as long as the voting window is still open.

To change your vote, simply vote again and the system will register the last vote you placed. Each time you vote, your newest selected option will be displayed on the screen and the “OK” will confirm that the vote has been received.

Does the system require internet, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth to function?

No.

For security purposes, the voting system is completely isolated from the internet.

After the voting software has been installed and activated (the one time you’ll need internet), it operates locally on a closed RF network.

Is the voting system secure?

Yes. Security is the first and last thing we think about.

We maintain security via multiple layers of assurances:

  1. Go ahead, turn on the Airplane Mode. Our software works offline when using the clickers.
  2. Our clickers can be configured to only work with a single receiver. Any other keypad or receiver will be ignored.
  3. We can further restrict who gets to vote by creating a Participant List, which allows you to specifically turn on/off a single keypad if needed.
  4. As mentioned in our Wireless Protocol Security Statement – the RF communication protocol is close-ended, proprietary and secured by multiple layers of data checks.
  5. The base receiver (antenna) is a memory-less USB ‘stick’ that cannot store any data, thus it cannot be used to upload any malicious code to your computer/network.

Can two or more e-voting systems work next to each other?

Yes. We can program the keypads for you to be in “Free Match” or “Fixed Match” mode.

Free Match mode means that any keypad will work with any base receiver. This allows for easy replacement, borrowing keypads, or splitting a system into two independent ones (with an extra receiver) when using them in separate locations.

Fixed Match is necessary when two or more systems are expected to operate within each other’s communications range. In Fixed Match mode, each receiver is ‘matched’ or ‘paired’ with a specific number of keypads and only those will work in the vicinity of the receiver.

Why do you offer more then one voting device?

How do I choose the right one for my needs?

We offer different types of voting devices to meet the diverse needs of organizations.

Some groups need only simple Yes/No/Abstain voting while others have more complex needs.  Please check out the chart below to choose the clicker that is best for you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to help you decide.

4 Clickers. 1 Platform.

Pick a Voting Device and Request a Quote

EZ-VOTE 5 Student Response Clicker
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FIVE

EZ-VOTE 5 is our smallest and most budget-friendly system. It features 5 voting buttons, a 1/2 inch display, and key fob design.  EZ-VOTE 5 is lightweight, ultra-portable, and works with all basic question types. Ideal for nonprofits & startups.


FEATURES:

Entry-Level Keypad

5 Buttons

Range: 200 ft (400 x 400 Area)

Dimensions (L/W/H): 3.2” x 1.6” x 0.4”

6-12 Month Battery Life

3-Year Warranty

Weight: 1 oz


EZ-VOTE 5 Student Clicker Specifications
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EZ-VOTE 10 Student Response Keypad
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TEN

EZ-VOTE 10 is our most popular audience response system. It features 10 response buttons and a large display with confirmation and multi-vote functionality. EZ-VOTE 10 is routinely selected by trainers, educators, speakers & electors.


FEATURES:

LCD Display

Multi-Digit Voting

Range: 200 ft (400 x 400 Area)

Dimensions (L/W/H): 3.6” x 2.1” x 0.3”

6-12 Month Battery Life

3-Year Warranty

Two (2) Coin Cell Batteries


EZ-VOTE 10 Student Clicker Specifications
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EZ-VOTE HD Training Response Keypad
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HD

EZ-VOTE HD stands for Heavy Duty audience response system. With long-lasting AAA batteries, best-in-class durability, and extended range, it is the preferred choice of police, fire, government and military professionals.


FEATURES:

2-Way 2.4 GHz Communication

Adult-Scale Ergonomics

Range: 450 ft (900 x 900 Area)

Dimensions (L/W/H): 5” x 1.75” x 0.625”

4-Year Battery Life

6-Year Warranty

Weight: 2.6 oz


EZ-VOTE HD Response Keypad Specifications
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EZ-VOTE PRO Training Response Clicker
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PRO

EZ-VOTE PRO has the largest display and most advanced features. With dedicated Yes/No/Abstain buttons, free-form texting and an extended range, EZ-VOTE PRO is utilized by audio visual teams, live event experts, & market research groups.


FEATURES:

6-Line LCD Display

2-Way 2.4 GHz Communication

Range: 450 ft (900 x 900 Area)

Dimensions (L/W/H): 4.5” x 2.2” x 0.5”

SMS TXT Messaging

3-Year Warranty

Dedicated YES, NO, and Abstain Buttons


EZ-VOTE PRO Response Keypad Specifications
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