1962 First Automated Vote Tabulation
In 1962 the world saw the first automated election results and for the first time in history, ballots were not counted by hand. This technology was just the beginning. Today we will know who the next president is before dinner on election day but for some reason we have to wait several weeks to find out about the results of an employee survey! Not anymore.
Our interest in automated data collection and tabulation began when working with the world's first automated vote tabulation. This picture was taken in 1962 of the first Vote Tally Systems being tested prior to shipment to Cincinatti Ohio where it was used in the Presidential Primary election of 1964.
Similar systems were used all over the country beginning in 1962 and used for elections until as late as 1980 in Orange County California. Mr. Wayne Morehouse, (pictured at the console) was on the original team of engineers that designed, built, and serviced the machines that were used in national elections throughout the sixties and seventies.
Today, Perceptyx has set a new standard for real-time data collection and reporting in part, because of advantages from lessons learned in election processes from the world's earliest automated data collection systems.