Motorola - Alameda County
Alameda County looks for a better tracking mechanism for voting equipment. Occupying most of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, Alameda County is California’s seventh largest county with a population of nearly 1.5 million and home to the University of California,Berkeley. This highly active, resident electorate closely monitors the integrity and security of the election process and with more than 800 polling places,Alameda County.
RFID technology provides secure, authenticated automation. Working closely with Alameda County to thoroughly understand the issues, RFID Global Solution developed SecureVote™, based on RFID technology. SecureVote provides RFID tags for each piece of voting equipment, matching it to the ID tag on the outside of the bags. County employees, using Motorola RFID handheld readers, can quickly scan the RFID tag on the outside of the bag, as well as the items inside without opening the bag, to verify that all equipment is present.
Equipment verification process time reduced by up to five hours. Since the launch of Alameda County’s SecureVote solution in November of 2007, county employees have been able to read and verify that all voting equipment is accounted for in less than 90 minutes (compared to four to five hours with the old process). SecureVote provides a clear picture of the voting equipment supply chain and tracks where, when, and how each movement occurs throughout the system.