After setting up the base station or receiver, the keypads may be tested. Note that this is different from Counting Voters. Whereas counting voters registers keypads to vote in a specific session, testing keypads confirms that keypads are able to transmit to the receiver or base station and confirms the ID number of the keypad.
Testing Keypads – Step-by-Step
- After completing the Com Setup stage of Communications Setup, click the Test Keypads Tab. The following screen appears. The screen is a grid with a square for each keypad number.
- Click Start Voting. Press any button on each of the keypads you are testing. The numbers pressed on each keypad will appear in the relevant square in the grid as shown below.
In this case, 9 keypads were tested, numbers: 1, 3, 5, 6, 12, 17, 19, 26 & 28.
- Press Stop Voting to end the process.