Today, our country decides not only the next four years of leadership, but potentially the next quarter-century of influence in the United States of America. The next President will have the job of Commander in Chief and inherit over $19 trillion worth of U.S. debt under their term, and will also be responsible for electing up to four Supreme Court Justices.
As if we have not had enough to be concerned about this entire election season, voter and election fraud allegations are a big concern for many states, including Arizona, California, Texas, Ohio, and Florida, to name a few. At least three Texas counties received complaints from voters claiming that when they electronically voted straight-ticket during early voting, their votes were “flipped” to the opposing candidate. With these allegations fresh on voters’ minds, many are asking themselves: “Will my ballot results truly reflect the boxes I check?”
Did you know that there is a way to verify the truth in election results? According to Black Box Voting, you can request copies of ballot images under the Freedom of Information Act to ensure both paper and electronic votes are valid. You can read all about it here.
As someone who likely works for an organization that sends mass quantities of business-critical information, you may be asking yourself, “Why is Lanvera talking about verifying voter ballots?” We are glad you asked! With constant regulatory pressures and potential security breaches threatening your organization’s bottom line and reputation, it is critical to verify that each print and digital document ends up in the right hands, at the right time and with the right information.
1. Document Images: Much like modern voting systems that capture individual images of each vote, Lanvera’s ePresentment platform allows you to store digital versions of the printed document. This provides customers with electronic access to all documents and also allows you to prove that each customer received their documents on time, the content therein and when they were sent.
2. Document Integrity: With today’s ballot technology, you are able to download a set of ballot images and verify, though a unique identifier, the electronic images have not been tampered with. Lanvera offers similar technological applications by utilizing Datamatrix barcodes on each page of every document keeping all document pages together and ensuring quality. Embedded in the Datamatrix barcode are important information relative to the document sequence and page count. Furthermore, each mail piece is identified with the unique Postal Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMB). Upon receipt into the USPS, this IMB is scanned and serves as proof of induction into the Postal Service mailstream. From that point, Lanvera can electronically track every document through the postal service delivery chain. Just as ballot verification technology offers the ability to identify ballots after they have been cast, Lanvera’s solution provides the ability to identify documents after they enter the mailstream. This allows you to see when a document is mailed, which address it was sent to and when it arrives at its intended location.
Whatever the election outcome is, know your organization and customers’ rights in verifying composition and delivery of business-critical information. Interested in learning more about how Lanvera can help you maintain compliance and data security? Click here to contact us.