|1. The first direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machine that was used in an election was patented on Feb. 19, 1974 and was called the Video Voter. It did not contain a computer but relied on projected light and phototransistors.
|2. Electronic voting machines were first used in elections in Streamwood and Woodstock, Illinois in 1975.
|3. US Congress passed the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) following the 2000 US Presidential election to provide $3.9 billion in funding for jurisdictions to replace lever machine and punch card systems with electronic voting machines and optical scan systems.
|4. Georgia was the first state to use direct recording electronic voting machines on a statewide basis in 2002.
|5. Over 100,000 votes were not counted by the iVotronic voting system during the Nov. 2006 Florida election according to the Florida Fair Elections Center.