Inventor of the First Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machine
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
The electronic voting machine of this invention will simplify machine voting by the average voter and provides apparatus that will supply accurate election returns rapidly and while affording substantially trouble free operation with minimum maintenance and giving foolproof results.
"Electronic Voting Machine," U.S. Patent 3,793,505, Feb. 19, 1974
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Inventor of the first direct recording electronic voting machine to be commercially produced and used in a real election
Patents a self-contained portable voting booth capable of holding an electronic voting machine (U.S. Patent 4,451,728), 1984
Patents an updated version of the original Video Voter (U.S. Patent 4,025,757) which includes several mechanical improvements and allows for straight ticket and proportional voting, 1977
Patents the first commercially produced direct recording electronic voting machine, named the Video Voter, with the help of Paul Ziebold, James Kirby, Douglas Hetzel, and James Syndacker (U.S. Patent 3,793,505 946KB), 1974
Former engineer, Frank Thornber Company (acquired by Business Records Corporation, which subsequently became Election Systems and Software, in 1985)
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"Self-Contained Portable Voting Booth Apparatus," U.S. Patent 4,451,728, May 29, 1984
"Voting System," improved electronic voting machine, U.S. Patent 4,025,757, May 24, 1977
"Electronic Voting Machine," direct recording electronic voting machine, R.H. McKay, P.G. Ziebold, J.D. Kirby, D.R. Hetzel, and J.U. Syndacker, U.S. Patent 3,793,505, Feb. 19, 1974