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Technology of Election Machines

November 7, 2016

There’s a keystone in every great invention.

When you head in to cast your vote this November, remember that Keystone Electronics is there for you. We understand the importance of elections and knowing that your vote is counted right. Many of our components are used in a variety of technology present in voting machines today, across the country.

A Brief History

In 1990, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) released the first standards for voting systems that were computer based. This independent regulatory agency had to implement standards to ensure the integrity of voters nationwide. Voting machines began appearing in the 1970s, although there were no regulations on them. This meant the machines might work, or might not. Over the years it became clear that standards needed to be put in place to make sure each vote was counted and counted correctly.

Newer and Better

As time went on, what started out as simple machines became more complex. The computerized systems were able to accomplish more with fewer humans necessary. Election results began to come in faster and with better accuracy. This November, these machines will help election officials around the U.S. during the election.

Keystone Electronics Keeps Election Machines Running

At Keystone Electronics, we understand not only the intricacy but importance of having election machines working properly. Many of our products are used in these new electronic machines as well as the older style lever machines too. We take pride in knowing that we are doing our part to ensure the integrity of each vote.

We’re Not Just in Voting Machines

When it comes to electronic hardware and interconnect components, Keystone Electronics has got you covered. We have a diverse manufacturing base with state of the art tooling, and an engineering staff that can help you to solve any electronic dilemma you might face.

Modern Voting Machines for Elections

All modern voting machines rely on electronics. At Keystone Electronics, not only do we have a full catalog of many components, but we can manufacture specific non-standard designs. All of our parts are reliable components of many of the election machines that will be used this November.