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Electronic Pollbook (EPB) Introduction
The Bureau of Elections developed computer software that can be used in the polling place on election day to process voters and generate precinct reports. The electronic pollbook (EPB) software is a unique download from the Qualified Voter File (QVF) software that can be loaded on to a laptop prior to each election. The software allows election inspectors to look up a voter's registration record, confirm their registration is correct and assign a ballot to that voter, essentially automating the typical paper process. After the election is complete, the EPB software will generate reports to complete the official precinct record (paper pollbook) and a voter history file that can be uploaded into the QVF software to update voter history in a matter of minutes. Free laptop computers are available to EPB users via a Federal grant program, funded by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).