Last updated on: 3/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Jacob H. Myers Biography

Title:
Inventor of the Mechanical Lever Voting Machine
Position:
None Found to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Feb. 13, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Organizes Automatic Voting Machines Corporation (AVM), one of two companies that manufactured all the mechanical lever voting machines used in the United States

, 1895

  • Patents the first mechanical lever voting machine, the Myers Automatic Booth (U.S. Patent 415,549 , 1889
  • Patents a type of mechanical voting machine that relies on tokens being deposited into slots. This machine (U.S. Patent 415,548) is a variation to the Myers Automatic Booth but never became commercially successful, 1889
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Deceased