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OpenElect OCS

The OpenElect Central Suite (OCS) is a Linux and Java based suite of software applications that work together to define and configure an election.

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Designed for Accuracy and Auditability

The OpenElect Central Software Suite provides you with a complete election management software suite to define, conduct and audit your election. The OCS software suite provides flexibility and customization while guiding you through every step of the process with a user friendly interface.

Complete Control Over Your Election Process

  • The product suite provides maximum flexibility and customization while guiding the user through every step of the process

  • User-friendly graphical interface, with familiar interface conventions

  • Consistent screen formats that make them easy to learn and use

  • Compiles and tabulates vote results

  • Provides reports by precinct, by district and countywide

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The OCS works in conjunction with the OpenElect FreedomVote Scan (FVS), OpenElect Voting Optical Scan (OVO), OpenElect FreedomVoteTablet (FVT), OpenElect Voting Interface (OVI-VC)  and the OpenElect Voting Central Scan (OVCS).

The OCS Software Suite

OCS Election Management System Provides:

  • Support for state specific voting variations such as Rank Choice Voting

  • Comprehensive reports producing data in aggregate as well as meticulous detail

  • Easy to use second choice validation and voting

  • Secure communications between OpenElect voting systems

  • Barcode technology that offers quick and easy ballot initialization and population for the voter

  • An on demand ballot marking system that delivers you cost savings, allows for non-geographic voting and reduces the hassle and stress of producing full-page ballots

  • Exceeds the voting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by offering a comprehensive array of solutions for voters of all abilities, enabling them to vote privately and independently

  • State-of-the-art security, ensuring protection for election data and vote results

Ballot Layout Manager (BLM)

  • Creates, checks, translates and produces the ballot styles needed by a jurisdiction for an election

  • Creates and stores precinct and district information in a database

  • Camera-ready artwork is generated for all ballots

  • Supports multiple languages

  • Supports Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)

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Election Manager (EM)

  • Converts the election definition file to a Unisyn-specific XML format

  • Allows the jurisdiction to add voting device specific options

  • Flexibility to check contests for under votes, whether to allow or disallow certain features and other options

  • Creates and manages Supervisor and Maintenance Technician logins and passwords

  • Produces a CD containing encrypted, compressed files that are loaded onto the voting devices

  • CD is also used by the post-election OpenElect Voting System (OVS) components for Election Day processing

Tabulator Client (TC)

  • Retrieves, decrypts and transfers the vote files from the transport media to the Tabulator

  • Following an election, transport media from each poll location are delivered to a central count location, uploaded and converted to a database format that the jurisdiction can use for Unofficial and Official Canvass Reporting


  • Unisyn’s Tabulator receives and validates uploaded voting data and provides a status of uploaded files.

  • Provides Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) functionality

  • Provides Risk Limiting Audit (RLA) functionality

  • Uses the Tabulator database to store results from all precincts.

Tabulator Reports (TR)

  • Accesses data from the Tabulator Database to generate the necessary Unofficial and Official reports

  • As precinct results are uploaded, the vote tabulator generates and updates a number of reports including:

  • Upload Status reports

  • Consolidated Election Report summarized by precinct

  • Voter Turnout Report as well as other reports

  • The vote files maintain both an administrative audit trail and a voter audit trail that provide capability to retrieve ballot images


  • Allow operator to perform a Risk Limiting Audit for an election in order to statistically ensure accuracy

  • Can be used to process write-ins votes for both full page and the 3.25 inch ballots produced by the FVT. All updates automatically integrated into reports with a full audit trail.

  • Enable electronic remaking of unreadable ballots

  • Allow jurisdiction personnel to evaluate and update questionable or erroneous marks on a ballot in accordance to the voter’s perceived intent.

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