Microsoft Case Study: Microsoft Surface – Democracy Live
Tablet PC Solution Helps Make Elections Easier and More Accessible
As part of its mission to revolutionize the voting process, Democracy Live has used its expertise in election administration and voting technology to pioneer new balloting solutions that have made it simpler for citizens with disabilities and those living abroad to participate in the democratic process. With the LiveBallot Tablet app, Democracy Live has combined the computing power and accessibility features of Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to create a lightweight, portable, lower-cost alternative to heavy, aging voting machines that are in use at most polling places. Election officials, who are required by federal law to ensure voting accessibility—often within tight budget constraints—can use LiveBallot and Surface Pro to make polling places easier to set up and manage, while simultaneously making them more welcoming to voters with disabilities.