If the power fails or if there is some other system failure, will my vote be lost?

No, your vote cannot be lost once you have scanned the ballot with the scanning machine and you see the "Your vote has been recorded" screen. Your vote is stored in three separate places, and all data is protected and cannot be lost in the unlikely event that the system fails. In addition, both the voting device and the scanning machine have built-in power back-up systems, so they will still function even if the main power supply fails.

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1. How do I know the voting system recorded my vote the same way I cast it?
2. What if I change my mind or make a mistake on my ballot?
3. What if I don’t want to vote in a particular race?
4. What if I accidentally vote twice in a race? Will my vote be discarded?
5. How do I know that my vote has been cast and counted?
6. If the power fails or if there is some other system failure, will my vote be lost?
7. Does this system have paper backup?