Blaine County utilized two different ballot types, ExpressVote and Oval Ballots.
The paper-based ExpressVote Universal Voting System uses touch-screen technology to produce a paper record for tabulation. As a marker, the ExpressVote handles the entire marking process, eliminating unclear marks and the need for interpretation of the voter’s mark. The ExpressVote enables all eligible voters to make their selections privately and independently. It is a fully compliant Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) voting solution.
With an oval ballot voters use a pen to mark a ballot and then insert it into an optical scan voting machine to cast their ballots at the polling place. When the ballot is inserted, this machine, called a DS200, optically scans the marks made on the paper ballot and counts the votes electronically.
All ballots in Idaho are paper ballots.