Among the requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) are mandates for accommodating disabled voters, including the mobility and vision impaired, who must be provided the same independent and private voting experience offered to the general population. The AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal is a ballot-marking product that allows voters with special needs to mark a paper ballot independently and privately. The AutoMARK design, developed with the help of Intel® Communications Alliance Member Applied Data Systems (ADS), is a stand-alone device that relies on the power of the Intel® IXP425 network processor and takes advantage of many key features of the network processor to ensure regulatory compliance and cost efficiency.