The countdown to the U.S. 2012 presidential election is here! Whether you support Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, we can all rally around the importance of each vote.
Remember in 1960 when John F. Kennedy beat Richard Nixon by a mere 0.1 percent? Or those hanging chads in 2000? To streamline and safeguard voting, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act in 2002, which replaced manual voting systems, like the lever system in New York, with electronic systems.
Today, electronic voting machine vulnerabilities still affect our democracy. In fact, USA Today recently said
, “electronic voting’s the real threat to elections.”
For example, on Election Day in 2008, severe weather affected power grids across America, including Brentwood, N.H.
and Glenshire, Ca
. where electronic voting systems went offline. In some instances, paper ballots had to be substituted and vote totals were delayed. These outages underscore the need for internal backup battery power, which ensure electronic voting machines continue humming until power is restored. If a machine does not possess a backup battery pack, critical
electronic information could be lost, jeopardizing the democratic process.
Thankfully, this year there’s a good chance that your electronic voting machine will contain one of Palladium Energy’s reliable backup battery packs.
Palladium has a history of designing and manufacturing these patriotic power supplies for one of America’s top voting equipment brands.
Due to our technical, electrical and mechanical engineering expertise, Our lithium-based battery packs
are capable of running for long periods of time, in the event of an Election Day power outage to ensure this critical data is safe and secure as every vote counts!
From all of us at Palladium, happy voting on November 6!
- Rebecca Kritzman, director of global marketing