In 2005, the Peoria Election Commission and the Peoria County Clerk's Office explored new alternatives to optical scan voting. A request for proposal was issued and submitted to many vendors. After the bids were received and reviewed, both election authorities determined that the eSlate™, provided by Hart Intercivic was the best choice for Peoria County. This decision was based on overall cost, security, ease of use by the voter, and compliance with Federal and State law.
The eSlate™ has been proven secure, accurate, and durable. It is easy to use and accessible to all voters as well as cost and time efficient.