Last updated on: 9/23/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Diebold Election Systems, Inc. Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Diebold electronic voting stations are being used in locations across the United States to assist voters in exercising their most fundamental constitutional right. The right to vote.”

Diebold website (accessed Mar. 14, 2006)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

Changed name to Premier Election Solutions, Inc. on Aug. 16, 2007 “Premier Election Solutions, Inc. is a trusted, committed partner with proven solutions to support the voting process and to facilitate the experience for those who manage it as well as those who vote. Premier Election Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Allen, Texas and has offices and personnel throughout the USA.”

“About Us,” Premier Election Solutions website (accessed Sep. 22, 2008)

Mission:

“To ensure accurate vote counting, extremely reliable security, and accessibility for every voter.”

Diebold website (accessed Mar. 14, 2006)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. How Are Votes from Electronic Voting Machines Tabulated?
  2. Could Electronic Voting Machine Software Be Programmed to Alter the Outcome of an Election?
  3. Are Electronic Voting Machines Mechanically Reliable?
  4. Do Voters Who Use Electronic Voting Machines Find Them Easy to Use?
  5. Are Electronic Voting Machines Accessible to Disabled Voters?
  6. Did Electronic Voting Machines Work Well in the November 7, 2006 General Election?
  7. Are There Sufficient Procedures in Place to Guard against Physical Tampering with Electronic Voting Machines?
  8. Is Transmitting Votes from Individual Polling Stations to the Central Tabulation Center a Secure Process?
  9. Do Electronic Voting Machines Allow for Meaningful Audits?
  10. Do Electronic Voting Machines Store Votes in a Manner That Preserves Voter Anonymity?
  11. Is There an Effective Method in Place to Assure the Accuracy of Ballot Definition Files?
  12. Do Electronic Voting Machines Store Votes Securely?
  13. Do Electronic Voting Machine Manufacturers Have Ties to a Particular Political Party?
  14. Do Electronic Voting Machines Prevent Residual Votes?
  15. Is It Less Expensive to Conduct an Election Using Electronic Voting Machines Compared to Optical Scan Voting Systems?
  16. Are Electronic Voting Systems Vulnerable to Hacking?
  17. Is It Possible for One Person to Vote Multiple Times in the Same Election on an Electronic Voting Machine?