While not yet widespread, tablets are being used in several counties around the country as balloting devices.
There's no voting app (yet), but tablets are being used as balloting devices in some locations around the country for this week's election. According to a report in GeekWire, a Microsoft Surface tablet is being tested in a precinct in Charlottesville, Va. While the tablet is not actually being used to cast votes, voters can use the device to fill out and print a ballot, which can then be submitted for counting.
Only one tablet, running Democracy Live's LiveBallot application on a cloud-based Windows platform, is being used in Charlottesville. But Bryan Finney, CEO of Democracy Live, told Geekwire that a larger deployment is planned using the next generation Surface, which will incorporate Windows 8 Pro.
Kim Nelson, executive director for e-government at Microsoft, told Government Technology that Microsoft tablets are also being used in some counties in Florida and California.