Idaho Secretary of State
When batch scanning, can we use the flat bed of the scanner to batch scan?
Yes. The scanner can be set to use the flat bed to batch scan voter registration cards. To do this you must first change the setting for the scanner by doing an on-line scan. Select the Inquiries Menu then Voter Registration. Search for an existing voter. On the Select Voter - Inquiry Voter Registration screen, select the voter by using the radio button on the left of the screen. Then click on the Scan/Print pushbutton and the Voter Inquiry – Scan Print Process screen is displayed. Click on the Scan Voter Registration Card pushbutton. The Scanning screen is displayed. Click on the Scanner icon and the Twain Driver screen is displayed. This is where you will set the feeder option. Under the Scan Type drop-down list select the Flat Bed. Place a card on the flat bed of the scanner, keep in mind that at this point it does not matter if the name on the card is the same as who you have selected in the program. You are not going to actually save this scanned image. Click on the Scan pushbutton at the bottom of the Twain Driver window. The registration card is scanned and the image is displayed in the Scanning screen. Close the screen by clicking on the X in the upper right-hand corner. The scanning screen is closed. Now you can proceed with your batch scanning by using the flat bed of the scanner. Once you have finished your batch scanning with the flat bed, you need to follow the steps above to change the Scan Type back to the original feeder setting.
Where should we place the bar code label on our voter registration cards?
The bar code label can be placed anywhere on the front of the card as long as it does not cover any of the voters information. For the current voter registration cards, it is suggested that the bar code label be place in the “Under Penalty of Law” box.
Current Voter Registration Card Example
Old 6" x 4" Carbon Copy Voter Registration Card
FPCA Voter Registration Cards Example