Alameda County has successfully used radio frequency identification technology to secure the chain of custody for its election process.
Dave Macdonald, director of information technology and registrar of voters in Alameda County, California, has proven the theory that the same electronic methods, which enable supply chain efficiency, can secure the chain of custody in polling and improve the logistics.
David Eagleson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for radio frequency identification (RFID) global solution, said: Voting, as a process is no different from any supply chain. You’ve got to get a product to a particular location, and then get that product back. Unlike shipping companies, we don’t have any margin for error. The importance of maintaining a chain of custody ensures that the security and sanctity of the process is maintained. The company has been contracted by Alameda County, California, to create a logistics management solution to track and secure the county’s voting equipment during the election. An RFID global solution has named this first-of-its-kind system SecureVote.