Delaware uses the Danaher Controls ELECTronic 1242 Model 5M Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machine. The 1242 machines were first used in the 1996 State Primary Election. They replaced Shoup lever machines that had been in use in Delaware since the mid-1950s.

This page has three different types of presentations about how to use Delaware's electronic voting machine. There are two posters, a video demonstration in three formats and a PowerPoint presentation in two formats.


The posterPoster shows the six steps necessary to make selections and cast your ballot.

Write-in Instructions

The Write-in InstructionsWrite-in instructions poster shows how to do a write-in vote.


The video demonstration runs for 1 minute and 15 seconds. Three formats are provided. Select the one that best suits your system.

Window Media Player (5.3MB) - MPeg (802KB) - Flash (946KB)


The slideshow demonstration is in two formats: as a SlideshowVoting Booth Operation and as a DocumentVoting Booth Operation - PDF . We recommend that you use the document version because the Powerpoint version loads very slowly.