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Dokumentenidentifikation EP1576548 19.04.2007
EP-Veröffentlichungsnummer 0001576548
Titel ABSTIMMSYSTEM MIT BEDIENMÖGLICHKEIT FÜR BEHINDERTE PERSONEN UND GEBRAUCH EINES SOLCHEN SYSTEMS
Anmelder Naamloze Vennootschap Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek NEDAP, Groenlo, NL
Erfinder VAN WIJK, Johannes Bernadus, NL-6721 MK Bennekom, NL;
HOGEN ESCH, Johannes Harm, NL-7122 ZN Aalten, NL
Vertreter derzeit kein Vertreter bestellt
DE-Aktenzeichen 60312381
Vertragsstaaten DE, FR, NL
Sprache des Dokument EN
EP-Anmeldetag 24.12.2003
EP-Aktenzeichen 037864345
WO-Anmeldetag 24.12.2003
PCT-Aktenzeichen PCT/NL03/00939
WO-Veröffentlichungsnummer 2004059582
WO-Veröffentlichungsdatum 15.07.2004
EP-Offenlegungsdatum 21.09.2005
EP date of grant 07.03.2007
Veröffentlichungstag im Patentblatt 19.04.2007
IPC-Hauptklasse G07C 13/00(2006.01)A, F, I, 20051017, B, H, EP

Beschreibung[en]

The invention relates to a voting system provided with regular operating functions to regularly vote for at least one candidate and provided with additional operating functions located at or near a front side of the system for persons with a physical disability wherein the additional operating functions are designed for selecting at least one candidate wherein the regular operating functions are provided with regular selection functions to select at least one candidate and other regular operating functions to cast a vote for at least one candidate selected by the regular selection functions wherein the regular selection functions are provided with an operating field with candidate fields for showing substantially all candidates eligible for election at the same time wherein each candidate field is manually operable for selecting a corresponding candidate and wherein the additional operating functions are provided with at least one selector for carrying out, in use, substantially all selections to be made for choosing a candidate, wherein the at least one selector is located at or near the front side of the voting system and wherein the at least one selector comprises a navigator, for instance a joystick or arrow keys and wherein the other regular operating functions comprise at least one voting key for casting a vote for at least one selected candidate said at least one voting key being also provided near and/or at the front side of the voting system, wherein the system is provided with a voting table, wherein the voting table comprises operating functions, wherein the operating functions comprise the regular operating functions.

Such system is known from US 6,250,548. In this known system the additional operating functions for selecting a candidate are located in a terminal which is remote from the voting table.

Further in the known system the remote terminal is also needed to cast a vote selected by means of the terminal.

The invention contemplates an improvement of the voting system. In particular, the invention contemplates a voting system by means of which disabled persons can easily vote.

For this purpose, according to the invention, the voting system is characterized in that the operating functions of the voting table also comprise the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8), wherein the other regular operating functions (2) are also needed to cast a vote in combination with the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8), wherein the at least one voting key is for casting a vote for at least one candidate selected by means of the regular selection functions and for casting a vote for at least one candidate selected by means of the additional operating functions.

In this manner, disabled persons can relatively easily cast their vote during use of the system. Disabled persons can easily use additional operating functions located at or near the front side of the system because these additional operating functions are also comprised by the voting table and because the at least one voting key is used for casting a vote for at least one candidate selected by means of the regular operating functions and for casting a vote for at least one candidate selected by means of the additional selection functions.

In particular, these additional operating functions are easy to access for disabled persons, at the front of the voting system. The selection made may, for instance, be indicated on a candidate field by a light source, for instance an LED or the like.

According to a further embodiment of the invention, the selector comprises a keyboard, for instance an alphanumeric keyboard and/or numeric keyboard.

By means of a keyboard, a selection of one or several candidates to be chosen can be carried out simply. For instance, coordinates of a candidate field to be chosen can be entered by means of the keyboard to thus select one or more desired candidates. In addition, by means of the keyboard, for instance, according to the American voting system, one or more candidates not listed can be voted for.

According to a further embodiment of the invention, the system is provided with a language selector, for instance a language key, to choose a language, for instance the language in which operating instructions are shown on a display of the system.

According to a further embodiment of the invention, the system is provided with one or more Braille keys for operation by visually disabled persons.

Such Braille keys may, for instance, be provided with Braille symbols. The system may further be provided with, for instance, a voice-response system and/or headphone for the purpose of operating the voting system. By means of one or more Braille keys, a voice-response system and/or headphone, the system can be properly and clearly operated by, for instance, visually disabled persons.

From practice, a so-called "full-face" voting machine is known. This machine shows all options in substantially one operating field, this in contrast to a voting system for a so-called multi-stage voting method. In a multi-stage voting system, for instance, first a party is chosen and then, using the same operating field, a candidate is chosen.

A drawback of aforementioned "full-face" voting system or voting machine is that, with a large number of candidates, the operating field of such a machine is rather large, so that it is difficult to access for persons with a physical disability. Existing systems sometimes have a provision for this whereby the height of the whole machine can be adjusted, but, in many cases, this does not offer a satisfactory solution because the key field is rather wide and the upper keys still cannot be reached and also because these machines are rather heavy and therefore difficult to adjust.

Further elaborations of the invention are described in the subclaims. The invention will now be elucidated on the basis of an exemplary embodiment and with reference to the drawing, in which:

  • Fig. 1 diagrammatically shows a top plan view of an exemplary embodiment of the invention.

Fig. 1 diagrammatically shows an exemplary embodiment of a voting system according to the invention. The system is provided with regular operating functions (A-Z, 01-40, 2) to regularly vote for at least one candidate. The exemplary embodiment is further provided with additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8) for persons with a physical disability. The regular operating functions are provided with regular selection functions, at least one operating field (A-Z, 01-40), to select at least one candidate. The additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8) are also designed for selecting at least one candidate. The additional operating functions are preferably redundant with respect to the regular selection functions.

The regular operating functions are provided with other regular operating functions (2), at least one voting key (2), to cast a vote for at least one selected candidate. The voting key (2) is no additional operating function. The other regular operating functions (2) are, in particular, also needed to cast a vote in combination with the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8). As the Figure shows, the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8) and the other regular operating functions (2) are located at or near the front side (F) of the system.

The exemplary embodiment particularly comprises a "full-face" voting machine, in which the options for the candidates in the operating field are grouped, at least arranged in columns (A-Z) and rows (01-40). The columns (A-Z) of the operating field represent, for instance, different parties, while the rows (01-40) represent the candidates of the respective parties. On the other hand, the columns (A-Z) may, for instance, represent different candidates, while the rows (01-40) represent the respective parties. Further, a vote for a candidate may, for instance, be a vote for a corresponding party.

The operating field may, for instance, be provided by candidate fields, voting keys, switches or the like, which are arranged in columns and rows, and are selectable or manually operable. During use, all options, at least the candidate fields (A-Z, 01-40) of all candidates eligible for election, are shown in the same operating field at the same time. The operating field is, for instance, provided on or in a top side of a voting table (10) or the like. In the top right corner of each candidate field, a light (6) or the like is provided, for instance in the form of an LED (Light Emitting Diode), so that it can be determined which option field is active, at least is selected.

The system is further provided with a display (3) to show information, for instance operating instructions and/or information concerning the chosen or selected candidate. The display (3) has, for instance, been provided on or in the voting table (10) and extends next to the operating field (A-Z, 01-40). The system further comprises, for instance, a control (not shown), for instance one or more computers, regulating electronics or the like. The operating field, the voting key, the display and the like can, for instance, be regulated, read out and the like by the control, for the purpose of a desired operation of the system. It will be clear to a skilled person how such a control may be designed.

During use, a user can operate the candidate field (1) of a particular column (C) and row (02), for instance by pressing on that candidate field (1) to select the corresponding candidate. Then, the user can vote for the selected candidate (C, 02) by operating the voting key (2).

The display (3), on which, for instance, operating instructions and a chosen candidate are shown, as well as the voting key (2), are provided at the bottom of the operating field, at least at or near a front side (F) of the voting table (10). In this manner, the display (3) and the voting key (2) are well accessible to persons with a physical disability, this in contrast to current systems, in which these elements are provided at the top of the field, at least near a back side (B).

Further, this voting machine is additionally provided with selectors (4, 5, 7,8) for the benefit of persons with a physical disability. The selectors are intended for, during use, carrying out substantially all selections to be made for choosing candidates. One of the selectors comprises a navigator (4). This navigator may be designed in different manners, and, for instance, comprise a so-called joystick or the like. In the exemplary embodiment, the navigator (4) comprises five keys, consisting in four arrow keys and a central enter key (5). The navigator (4) is provided near the front side (F) of the system, in particular on the voting table (10). These additional operating functions (4, 5) are located substantially between the front side (F) and the operating field (A-Z, O1-40).

During use, the joystick and/or the arrow keys (4) can be used to move through the columns and rows of the operating field (A-M, 01-40) to activate the option field (1) of each candidate to be chosen. When an option field (1) has been reached by operation of the navigator (4), the corresponding LED (6) of the candidate field (1), for instance, starts to flash. Then, the option field is not fixed yet, but only selected. By subsequently pressing, for instance, the joystick and/or the central enter key (5), this option, at least the selected candidate field, can be fixed. The corresponding LED (6) can then, for instance, be continuously lighted to confirm the fixation of the candidate. Then, a vote can be cast for the candidate corresponding to the fixed candidate field by pressing the voting key (2).

Preferably, the system is designed such that a choice already made can be revoked or changed before the vote is cast via the voting key (2). Canceling a selection of a candidate field may, for instance, be done by selecting that candidate field again, for instance by means of the selector, before the voting key (2) is operated.

Because the navigator, at least the joystick and/or the arrow keys (4) and enter key (5), is placed at or near the front side (F) of the machine, these additional operating means are well accessible to physically disabled persons. Because the voting key (2) is placed at the front side of the machine, the voting key (2) is also well accessible to persons with a physical disability.

In addition to the joystick or arrow keys (4), the exemplary embodiment is provided with a selector to directly enter coordinates of a candidate field (1) to be chosen. In the present exemplary embodiment, for this purpose, a selector, comprising an alphanumeric keyboard (7) and a numeric keyboard (8), is provided. During use, the coordinates of a candidate field to be chosen can be entered by means of these keyboards (7, 8) to select a desired candidate. These keyboards (7, 8) are located at or near the front side (F) of the machine and are thus well accessible to disabled persons.

Preferably, the LED (6) of a candidate field (1) selected by means of the keyboards (7, 8) starts to flash, at least after the corresponding coordinates (C, 02) have been entered, to indicate the selected candidate field (1). Using an alphanumeric keyboard (7) has the further advantage that the machine is also suitable for, for instance, the American system of "write-in" votes, in which, also, a vote can be cast for a candidate not listed.

Depending on the nature of the physical disability, the voter can determine which of the methods is the best for him or her. The selection method in which coordinates are entered by means of the alphanumeric keyboard (7) and the numeric keyboard (8) can be carried relatively rapidly, in particular compared to the method with the joystick or the arrow keys. Voters without a disability can, of course, directly press the candidate field (1) to be chosen to activate their choice in this manner.

Further, the system may, for instance, be provided with a language key (9) or similar language selector, by means of which the language in which operating instructions are shown on the display (3) can be changed.

For the benefit of persons with a visual disability, the alphanumeric operating keys (7) and the numeric operating keys (8) may, for instance, each further be provided with a corresponding Braille symbol. In addition, the system may, for instance be provided with a so-called voice-response system, for instance a headphone, to convey, in oral form, the operating instructions and/or the chosen party and candidate to a user.

Preferably, the voting system is designed for casting multiple votes per election. For instance, the joystick, arrow keys (4), enter key (5) and/or a keyboard (7, 8) can be used for successively reaching and selecting the desired candidate fields. After reaching each desired candidate field, the corresponding LED, for instance, starts to flash. The candidate field reached can then, for instance, be fixed by operating the enter key (5) and/or pressing the joystick, so that the corresponding LED, for instance, is continuously lighted. In this manner, all desired candidate fields can be selected, such that, for instance, all corresponding LEDs (6) have been brought in a continuously lighted condition. Then, the voting key (2) can be operated to confirm all choices made, so that the vote is cast. The system can then, for instance, be designed to revoke or change a choice already made by again selecting a candidate already chosen, before the voting key (2) is operated.

It will be clear that the invention is not limited to the exemplary embodiment described. Various modifications are possible within the scope of the invention as it is set forth in the following claims.

For instance, the system may be designed for voting for different candidates, persons, parties and/or the like. The system may, for instance, be used for various types of elections, for instance political elections or other elections.


Anspruch[de]
Abstimmsystem mit regulären Bedienfunktionen (A-Z,01-40,2) zum regulären Abstimmen für mindestens einen Kandidaten und mit zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen (4,5,7,8) an oder nahe der Vorderseite des Systems für Personen mit einer Körperbehinderung, wobei die zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen (4,5,7,8) zum Auswählen mindestens eines Kandidaten vorgesehen sind, wobei die zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen relativ zu den regulären Auswahlfunktionen redundant sind und wobei die regulären Bedienfunktionen mit regulären Auswahlfunktionen (A-Z, 01-40) zum Auswählen mindestens eines Kandidaten und anderen regulären Bedienfunktionen (2) zum Abgeben einer Stimme für mindestens einen mit den regulären Auswahlfunktionen ausgewählten Kandidaten versehen sind, wobei die regulären Auswahlfunktionen ein Bedienfeld (A-Z,01-40) mit Kandidatenfeldern zum gleichzeitigen Anzeigen im Wesentlichen sämtlicher wählbarer Kandidaten aufweisen, wobei jedes Kandidatenfeld zum Auswählen eines entsprechenden Kandidaten manuell bedienbar ist und wobei die zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen mindestens einen Selektor (4,5,7,8) zum Durchführen bei Benutzung im Wesentlichen sämtlicher zum Wählen eines Kandidaten erforderlicher Auswählvorgänge aufweisen, wobei der mindestens eine Selektor (4) an oder nahe der Vorderseite (F) des Abstimmsystems angeordnet ist und wobei der mindestens eine Selektor einen Navigator aufweist, beispielsweise einen Joystick oder Pfeiltasten, und wobei die anderen regulären Bedienfunktionen mindestens eine Abstimmtaste (2) zum Abgeben einer Stimme für mindestens einen ausgewählten Kandidaten aufweisen, wobei die mindestens eine Abstimmtaste ebenfalls nahe und/oder an der Vorderseite (F) des Abstimmsystems vorgesehen ist, wobei das System mit einer Abstimmtafel (10) versehen ist, wobei die Abstimmtafel (10) Bedienfunktionen aufweist, wobei die Bedienfunktionen die regulären Bedienfunktionen umfassen,

dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass

die Bedienfunktionen der Abstimmtafel ferner die zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen (4,5,7,8) umfassen, wobei die anderen regulären Bedienfunktionen (2) in Kombination mit den zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen (4,5,7,8) ebenfalls zum Abgeben einer Stimme erforderlich sind, wobei die mindestens eine Abstimmtaste zum Abgeben einer Stimme für mindestens einen mittels der regulären Auswahlfunktionen ausgewählten Kandidaten und zum Abgeben einer Stimme für mindestens einen mittels der zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen ausgewählten Kandidaten vorgesehen ist.
System nach Anspruch 1, bei dem der mindestens eine Selektor ferner mindestens eine Tastatur (7,8), beispielsweise eine alphanumerische Tastatur (7) und/oder eine numerische Tastatur (8), aufweist. System nach Anspruch 2, bei dem bei Benutzung Koordinaten des zu wählenden Kandidatenfelds zum Auswählen eines gewünschten Kandidaten mittels der Tastatur (7,8) eingegeben werden können. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, mit einer Anzahl von Lichtquellen (6) zum Anzeigen einer über die zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen (4,5,6,7,8) getroffenen Auswahl. System nach Anspruch 4, bei dem jedes Kandidatenfeld mit der gleichen Lichtquelle (6) versehen ist. System nach Anspruch 4 oder 5, bei dem jede Lichtquelle (6) mindestens eine Leuchte und/oder mindestens eine LED aufweist. System mindestens nach Anspruch 5, bei dem bewirkt wird, dass die Lichtquelle (6) eines ausgewählten, jedoch noch nicht fest eingegebenen Kandidatenfelds (1) bei Benutzung blinkt. System mindestens nach Anspruch 5, bei dem bewirkt wird, dass die Lichtquelle (6) eines ausgewählten, jedoch noch nicht fest eingegebenen Kandidatenfelds (1) bei Benutzung kontinuierlich leuchtet. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, mit mindestens einem Display (3) an oder nahe der Vorderseite (F) des Abstimmsystems beispielsweise zum Anzeigen von Bedienungsbefehlen und/oder Informationen bezüglich eines ausgewählten Kandidaten. System nach einem oder mehreren der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei das System einen Sprachselektor (9), beispielsweise eine Sprachtaste, zum Wählen einer Sprache aufweist, beispielsweise der Sprache, in der die Bedienungsbefehle auf einem Display (3) des System angezeigt werden, wobei der Sprachselektor vorzugsweise an oder nahe der Vorderseite (F) angeordnet ist. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, bei dem eine oder mehrere Bedientasten (2,7,8,9) des Systems Braille-Symbole zum Bedienen durch sehbehinderte Personen aufweist. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, mit einem Sprachausgabesystem und/oder Kopfhörer zur Bedienung des Abstimmsystems. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche zum Abgeben von mehreren Stimmen pro Wahl. System mindestens nach Anspruch 2, bei dem bei Benutzung durch Bedienung der alphanumerischen Tastatur sogenannte Stimmabgaben durch Einfügung, zumindest Stimmabgaben für einen nicht aufgelisteten Kandidaten, erfolgen können. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, bei dem die Kandidatenfelder in Spalten (A-Z) und Zeilen (01-40) angeordnet sind. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, bei dem die zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen (4,5,7,8) im Wesentlichen zwischen der Vorderseite (F) und dem Bedienfeld (A-Z,0-40) angeordnet sind. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, bei dem die zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen (4,5,7,8) und die anderen regulären Bedienfunktionen (2) an oder nahe der Vorderseite (F) des Systems angeordnet sind. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, bei dem die regulären Auswahlfunktionen (A-Z,01-40) in einem Abstand zu der Vorderseite (F) des Systems angeordnet sind. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, bei dem die zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen (4,5,7,8) im Wesentlichen zwischen der Vorderseite (F) des Systems und den regulären Auswahlfunktionen (A-Z,01-40) angeordnet sind. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, bei dem die Kandidatenfelder (A-Z,01-40) von der Vorderseite (F) des Systems aus betrachtet hinter den zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen (4,5,7,8) für behinderte Personen angeordnet sind. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, bei dem regulären Bedienfunktionen von der Vorderseite (F) des System aus betrachtet im Wesentlichen alle hinter den zusätzlichen Bedienfunktionen angeordnet sind. System nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche mit einem ganzseitig angezeigten Abstimmsystem. Verwendung eines Systems nach einem der vorgehenden Ansprüche zum Abstimmen für Kandidaten bei Wahlen.
Anspruch[en]
A voting system provided with regular operating functions (A-Z, 01-40, 2) to regularly vote for at least one candidate and provided with additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8) located at or near a front side of the system for persons with a physical disability wherein the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8) are designed for selecting at least one candidate wherein the additional operating Functions are redundant with respect to the regular selection functions and wherein the regular operating functions are provided with regular selection functions (A-Z, 01-40) to select at least one candidate and other regular operating functions (2) to cast a vote for at least one candidate selected by the regular selection functions wherein the regular selection functions are provided with an operating field (A-Z, 01-40) with candidate fields for showing substantially all candidates eligible for election at the same time wherein each candidate field is manually operable for selecting a corresponding candidate and wherein the additional operating functions are provided with at least one selector (4, 5, 7, 8) for carrying out, in use, substantially all selections to be made for choosing a candidate, wherein the at least one selector (4) is located at or near the front side (F) of the voting system and wherein the at least one selector comprises a navigator, for instance a joystick or arrow keys and wherein the other regular operating functions comprise at least one voting key (2) for casting a vote for at least one selected candidate said at least one voting key being also provided near and/or at the front side (F) of the voting system, wherein the system is provided with a voting table (10), wherein the voting table (10) comprises operating functions, wherein the operating functions comprise the regular operating functions, characterized in that the operating functions of the voting table also comprise the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8), wherein the other regular operating functions (2) are also needed to cast a vote in combination with the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8), wherein the at least one voting key is for casting a vote for at least one candidate selected by means of the regular selection functions and for casting a vote for at least one candidate selected by means of the additional operating functions. A system according to claim 1, wherein the at least one selector further comprises at least one keyboard (7, 8), for instance an alphanumeric keyboard (7) and/or numeric keyboard (8). A system according to claims 2, wherein, during use, coordinates of the candidate field to be chosen can be entered by means of said keyboard (7, 8) to select a desired candidate. A system according to any one of the preceding claims, provided with a number of light sources (6) to indicate a selection made by means of the additional operating functions (4, 5, 6, 7, 8). A system according to claim 4, wherein each candidate field is provided with a said light source (6). A system according to claim 4 or 5, wherein said light source (6) comprises at least one light and/or at least one LED. A system according to at least claim 5, designed to make the light source (6) of a selected, but not yet fixed candidate field (1) flash during use. A system according to at least claim 5, designed to cause the light source (6) of a selected, but not yet fixed candidate field (1) to be continuously lighted during use. A system according to any one of the preceding claims, provided with at least one display (3) located at or near the front side (F) of the voting system, for instance to show operating instructions and/or information regarding a selected candidate. A system according to one or more of the preceding claims, wherein the system is provided with a language selector (9), for instance a language key, to chose a language, for instance the language in which operating instruction are shown on a display (3) of the system, wherein the language selector is preferably located at or near said front side (F). A system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein one or more operating keys (2, 7, 8, 9) of the system are provided with Braille symbols for operation by visually disabled persons. A system according to any one of the preceding claims, provided with a voice-response system and/or headphone for the purpose of operation of the voting system. A system according to any one of the preceding claims, designed for casting several votes per election. A system according to at least claim 2, wherein, during use, by means of operation of the alphanumeric keyboard, so-called "write-in" votes, at least votes for a candidate not listed, can be cast. A system according to any preceding claim, wherein the candidate fields are arranged in columns (A-Z) and rows (01-40). A system according to any preceding claim, wherein said additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8) are located substantially between said front side (F) and the said operating field (A-Z, 01-40). A system according to any preceding claim, wherein the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8) and the other regular operating functions (2) are located at or near the front side (F) of the system. A system according to any preceding claim, wherein the regular selection functions (A-Z, 01-40) are located at a distance from the front side (F) of the system. A system according to any preceding claim, wherein the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8) are located substantially between the front side (F) of the system and the regular selection functions (A-Z, 01-40). A system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the candidate fields (A-Z, 01-40) are located behind the additional operating functions (4, 5, 7, 8) for disabled persons, viewed from the front side (F) of the system. A system according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein regular operating functions are substantially all located behind the additional operating functions, viewed from the front side (F) of the system. A system according to any one of the preceding claims, comprising a full-face voting system. Use of a system according to any one of the preceding claims to vote for candidates during elections.
Anspruch[fr]
Système de vote pourvu de fonctions d'utilisation normales (A-Z, 01-40, 2) pour voter normalement pour au moins un candidat et pourvu de fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires (4, 5, 7, 8) situées sur ou près d'un côté avant du système pour les personnes ayant un handicap physique, les fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires (4, 5, 7, 8) étant conçues pour sélectionner au moins un candidat, où les fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires sont redondantes par rapport aux fonctions de sélection normales et où les fonctions d'utilisation normales sont pourvues de fonctions de sélection normales (A-Z, 01-40) pour sélectionner au moins un candidat et d'autres fonctions d'utilisation normales (2) pour effectuer un vote pour au moins un candidat sélectionné au moyen des fonctions de sélection normales, les fonctions de sélection normales étant pourvues d'un champ d'utilisation (A-Z, 01-40) avec des champs de candidats pour montrer substantiellement tous les candidats éligibles pour l'élection en même temps, chaque champ de candidat étant actionnable manuellement pour choisir un candidat correspondant et les fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires étant pourvues d'au moins un sélecteur (4, 5, 7, 8) pour effectuer, en utilisation, substantiellement toutes les sélections à faire pour choisir un candidat, ledit au moins un sélecteur (4) étant situé sur ou près du côté avant (F) du système de vote et dans lequel ledit au moins un sélecteur comprend un navigateur, par exemple une manette ou des touches de flèches et où les autres fonctions d'utilisation normales comprennent au moins une touche de vote (2) pour voter pour au moins un candidat choisi, ladite au moins une touche de vote étant aussi placée près de et/ou sur le côté avant (F) du système de vote, dans lequel le système est pourvu d'une table de vote (10), la table de vote (10) comprenant des fonctions d'utilisation, les fonctions d'utilisation comprenant les fonctions d'utilisation normales, caractérisé en ce que les fonctions d'utilisation de la table de vote comprennent également les fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires (4, 5, 7, 8), les autres fonctions d'utilisation normales (2) étant aussi nécessaires pour voter en association avec les fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires (4, 5, 7, 8), ladite au moins une touche de vote servant à voter pour au moins un candidat choisi au moyen des fonctions de sélection normales et à voter pour au moins un candidat choisi au moyen des fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires. Système selon la revendication 1, dans lequel ledit au moins un sélecteur comprend en outre au moins un clavier (7, 8), par exemple un clavier alphanumérique (7) et/ou un clavier numérique (8). Système selon la revendication 2, dans lequel, en utilisation, les coordonnées du champ de candidat à choisir peuvent être saisies à l'aide dudit clavier (7, 8) pour choisir un candidat souhaité. Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, pourvu d'un certain nombre de sources lumineuses (6) pour indiquer une sélection faite au moyen des fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires (4, 5, 6, 7, 8). Système selon la revendication 4, dans lequel chaque champ de candidat est pourvu d'une dite source lumineuse (6). Système selon la revendication 4 ou 5, dans lequel ladite source lumineuse (6) comprend au moins une lampe et/ou au moins une diode électroluminescente. Système selon au moins la revendication 5, conçu pour faire clignoter la source lumineuse (6) d'un champ de candidat sélectionné mais pas encore fixé (1) pendant l'utilisation. Système selon au moins la revendication 5, conçu pour laisser allumée en continu la source lumineuse (6) d'un champ de candidat sélectionné mais pas encore fixé (1) pendant l'utilisation. Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, pourvu d'au moins un écran (3) situé sur ou près du côté avant (F) du système de vote, par exemple pour montrer les instructions d'utilisation et/ou des informations concernant un candidat sélectionné. Système selon l'une ou plusieurs des revendications précédentes, dans lequel le système est pourvu d'un sélecteur de langue (9), par exemple une touche de langue, pour choisir une langue, par exemple la langue dans laquelle les instructions d'utilisation sont affichées sur un écran (3) du système, le sélecteur de langue étant de préférence situé sur ou près dudit côté avant (F). Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel une ou plusieurs touches d'utilisation (2, 7, 8, 9) du système sont pourvues de symboles en Braille pour pouvoir être utilisées par des personnes malvoyantes. Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, pourvu d'un système de réponse vocale et/ou d'un casque audio pour l'utilisation du système de vote. Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, conçu pour effectuer plusieurs votes par élection. Système selon au moins la revendication 2 dans lequel, en utilisation, il est possible, grâce au clavier alphanumérique, d'effectuer des votes dits "tapés", au moins des votes pour un candidat non inscrit. Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel les champs de candidats sont disposés en colonnes (A-Z) et rangées (01-40). Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel lesdites fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires (4, 5, 7, 8) sont situées substantiellement entre ledit côté avant (F) et ledit champ d'utilisation (A-Z, O1-40). Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel les fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires (4, 5, 7, 8) et les autres fonctions d'utilisation normales (2) sont situées sur ou près du côté avant (F) du système. Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel les fonctions de sélection normales (A-Z, 01-40) sont situées à une certaine distance du côté avant (F) du système. Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel les fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires (4, 5, 7, 8) sont situées substantiellement entre le côté avant (F) du système et les fonctions de sélection normales (A-Z, 01-40). Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel les champs de candidats (A-Z, 01-40) sont situés derrière les fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires (4, 5, 7, 8) pour personnes handicapées, vues depuis le côté avant (F) du système. Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel les fonctions d'utilisation normales sont substantiellement toutes situées derrière les fonctions d'utilisation supplémentaires, vues depuis le côté avant (F) du système. Système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, comprenant un système de vote intégral. Utilisation d'un système selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes pour voter pour des candidats pendant des élections.






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