|[November 14, 2012]
Droids Greet Voters with the Help of Election Administrators, LLC in 2012 Presidential Election
ST LOUIS --(Business Wire)--
Tablet computers greeted voters at hundreds of polling places across the
United States during the 2012 Presidential Election thanks to
forward-thinking election authorities and the innovation of Election
Administrators, LLC (EA).
Instead of antiquated paper poll books or traditional laptop-based
electronic poll books, poll workers used mobile technology to verify
voter information, check in voters, and collect electronic signatures.
Tablet™ is the first of its kind - a smart and effective combination
of cutting-edge hardware, mobile software, and a custom stand developed
by Election Administrators, LLC, a trusted leader in mobile election
"EA has always found ways to implemnt mobile technology to make the
voting process easier. The EA
Pollbook™, our traditional style electronic poll book is a fine
example. The EA Tablet™ is a simpler solution and costs 40% less than
any other electronic poll book," said Martin White, President of EA. He
continued, "We chose the Android®
platform because it is the most widely used mobile platform, it's the
most secure, the most stable, and provides instantaneous backup to a
micro SD card."
The process is simple; the voter hands the poll worker a driver's
license, state ID, voter ID card or other valid form of ID. The poll
worker scans the ID with the camera located on the tablet device or
simply types in the voter's information. The voter is verified,
processed and signs directly on the Asus®
tablet - shortening check-in times and lines considerably, while
improving accuracy and efficiency behind the scenes.
Hundreds of poll workers in 26 counties across 4 states successfully
implemented the EA Tablet™ technology during the Presidential Election.
Many utilized the technology during the early voting process as well as
on Election Day. In some cases, more than 4000 voters were successfully
checked in on one device. Election Officials say the feedback from
voters and poll workers of all ages was positive.
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