optical reader

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optical reader

[′äp·tə·kəl ′rēd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer data-entry machine that converts printed characters, bar or line codes, and pencil-shaded areas into a computer-input code format.

optical reader

An input device that recognizes typewritten or printed characters and barcodes and converts them into their corresponding digital codes.
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Tenders are invited for Printing of Marksense Paper Ballot
Craven said: "The key benefit is no systems development work is needed by participating bookmakers, because the same marksense cards can be used and bets will be transmitted to the central Tote systems in the same way.
The bill requires all voters, except disabled voters, to cast a marksense ballot on an optical scan voting system beginning with the fall primary election of 2008; disabled voters may continue to vote on the existing touchscreen equipment through 2012, at which time they must be provided a means to cast an independent, marksense ballot.
Judge Posner acknowledges that "if punchcard technology had been replaced throughout Florida by marksense technology [i.
In Florida, the answer is to replace the punchcard systems with leased Marksense machines.
Unfortunately, Marksense shares many of the problems of punchcards.
Nonetheless, one preliminary study of voting systems across the country suggests that DRE systems have a higher incidence of roll-off than Marksense, lever machines, or even paper ballots (Alvarez et al.
DRE voting stations and counting equipment are significantly more costly than Marksense or punchcards.
Even replacing punchcards with Marksense will constitute an enormous expense for most jurisdictions.
4 percent of precincts); marksense, or optical scan, the same technology used in standardized tests (24.