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Publication numberUS3847345 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1974
Filing dateMar 23, 1973
Priority dateMar 23, 1973
Publication numberUS 3847345 A, US 3847345A, US-A-3847345, US3847345 A, US3847345A
InventorsAnderson L, Cusimano R, Lindros C, Moldovan M, Wescott R
Original AssigneeAvm Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Electronic voting machine
US 3847345 A
Abstract
The columns of a switch matrix are interrogated by non-overlapping strobe pulses and the rows provide identifiable output data. Some of the switches are voting point switches whereas others are voting official switches or security switches. The data is processed by logic means which outputs data on rows corresponding to the rows of the switch matrix. The strobes and output data are fed to an indicator light matrix during vote selection and to a counter matrix during a register mode initiated by the voter. Preferably the processing is done by an arithmetic processor having a read only memory encoded with the ballot format.
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' United States Patent [191 Moldovan, Jr. et al.

1 ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE [75] Inventors: Michael T. Moldovan, Jr.; Charles J. Lindros, both of Lakewood;

Lawrence L. Anderson, Jamestown; Robert D. Wescott, Jamestown; Richard J. Cusimano, Jamestown,

all of NY. I

[73] Assignee: AVM Corporation, Jamestown,

[22] Filed: Mar. 23, 1973 21 Appl. No.: 344,411

1 1 Nov. 12, 1974 Primary Examiner-Stephen J. Tomsky Attorney, Agent, or FirmBean & Bean [57] ABSTRACT The columns of a switch matrix are interrogated by non-overlapping strobe pulses and the rows provide identifiable output data. Some of the switches are voting point switches whereas others are voting official switches or security switches. The data is processed by logic means which outputs data on rows corresponding to the rows of the switch matrix. The strobes and output data are fed to an indicator light matrix during vote selection and to a counter matrix during a register mode initiated by the voter. Preferably the processing'is done by an arithmetic processor having a read. only memory encoded with the ballot format.

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Referenced by
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US3941976 *May 13, 1974Mar 2, 1976Huhn M SusanVote recording
US4010353 *Sep 11, 1974Mar 1, 1977Avm CorporationElectronic voting machine with cathode ray tube display
US4012720 *Sep 25, 1975Mar 15, 1977James CallData entry system
US4015106 *May 20, 1975Mar 29, 1977Evm LimitedElectronic voting machine
US4021780 *Sep 24, 1975May 3, 1977Narey James OBallot tallying system including a digital programmable read only control memory, a digital ballot image memory and a digital totals memory
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Classifications
U.S. Classification235/54.00F
International ClassificationG07C13/00, H01Q11/08, G06Q50/00, H01Q11/00
Cooperative ClassificationG07C13/00, H01Q11/08
European ClassificationG07C13/00, H01Q11/08