The Runbeck Agilis® is an innovative mail ballot sorting solution that makes vote-by-mail ballot processing quick, easy and affordable. It adheres to USPS automation standards for mail handling including thickness and rigidity requirements. The system scans and extracts signature images for verification processes that require original voter signatures. It processes up to 18,000 pieces per hour and can sort to any supplied routing information (e.g. precinct number).
The Agilis® is small but full of power. Measuring just 5 ft long (minimum) by 3 ft wide, making it ideal for small counties with limited space. The Agilis® plugs into any standard 110V outlet. The system lets you automate jobs you’re manually sorting today, allowing you the security of internalizing sorting of ballots in your facility.
Cameras throughout the Agilis® capture the entire front side of the ballot envelope and extract the signature image. The internal verification process confirms that each envelope is signed by the registered voter and registers its receipt by the county. Each image can be archived for use by county personnel in on-site or off-site signature verification processes. Questioned ballots, such as envelopes with no signature, are identified and separated during the sorting process for manual review.
Signature verification can take place via these methods:
- Onsite/Offsite with the Runbeck Agilis®. Using this approach, the extracted signature image is displayed on an Agilis® terminal screen and compared with the archived.
- Automated Review & Using third-party software and processes, the Agilis® can be configured to compare automatically and match extracted signature images against a valid archive source of voter signatures.