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The system was developed by Election Systems & Software (ES&S) and Unisys and uses an electronic register, which contains details of all voters in Rushmoor.
When a person votes at the Shop 'n' Vote polling station, he or she is automatically marked on the register and the appropriate ballot paper printed for the relevant ward. The completed ballot paper is then put into a secure ballot box, as normal.
The system was introduced after low levels of voter turnout - just 30 to 35 per cent - at local elections in recent years. This year the new polling stations meant more than 1,250 citizens in Rushmoor cast their votes before the day of the election.
Photo credit: Unisys/Rushmoor Borough Council