The AVS is a Vote-by-Phone system available at state and federal elections for ACCESSIBLE voting ONLY. This machine is mandated by the HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT (HAVA).
The AVS is simple and easy to use. The voter goes to the poll and signs in as usual. The election official escorts the voter to a designated telephone. The election official dials into the system, enters a password and ballot access ID#, then hands the phone to the voter and leaves the voting location to allow the voter to vote privately and independently. System faxes ballot back to the voter.
If you would like to practice this system, call (866) 494-8683. Ballot Access ID 101. (You will not receive a ballot back.)