Home » Society and Culture » Politics

Tamper-Evident Seals Making Voting Booths as Secure as the Grocery Store

Aug 25, 2008
The online news coverer Slashdot.com recently addressed the issue of "How To Spot E-Vote Tampering." The advice offered from experts on this "News for Nerds" site was: "Use tamper evident tape to seal the case, cover keyholes and block any open ports."

Soon thereafter, the topic of vote tampering went national and extended beyond the e-voting arena into the paper-based vote casting. Alaska's Peninsula Clarion covered the topic when it ran an article titled "Security measures implemented by state division of elections." Therein, it was revealed that while "Alaska's election security apparatus ... showed the system to be in good shape," it was still "in need of some improvements."

More specifically, "the University of Alaska Anchorage released a report [that] valuated the state's election system in detail and recommended ways to strengthen the technology and election procedures." Some of the recommendations proposed were: "Seals that would reveal tampering should be used on all voting equipment; election security information should be added to poll workers' training manuals; there should be increased vigilance about security procedures at absentee polling places; and state-owned voting machines should be used in the North Slope Borough rather than borrowing borough-owned machines."

The election systems manager for the Division of Elections assures "that tamper-evident seals have been placed on all equipment." This is just one of the newest ways in which tamper-evident seals are making Americans' way of life safer and more secure. For years, heat shrink PVC, shrink bands and shrink labels for tamper-evident seals have been used to alleviate Americans' concerns over tainted foods and beverages, health and beauty aids, pharmaceuticals, industrial, chemical and hardware. Now, vote authenication can be added to that growing list.

A leading manufacturer, converter and printer of heat shrink PVC, PET-G, OPS & EathFirst PLA films specializes in vibrantly printed shrink labels and heat shrink bands. Such products are used for tamper evidence and shrink sleeves on promotional multipacks and other shrink products.

In addition to tamper evidence, heat shrink PVC can be used in many different ways. Full sleeve printed labels for product identification and sleeve labels combined with tamper-evidence are common uses as well as sleeves, either printed or clear, for multi-packing, with new products and uses for these seals popping up every day. For instance, EarthFirst shrink labels, a PLA film make of corn, not oil, was recently introduced. This environmentally friendly, compostable shrink wrap provides the same excellent clarity, machineability, printability and secure shrinkage as oil wrap with less impact on the earth.

As the Penisula Courier points out, "Alaska voters can [now] go to the polls and cast their ballots knowing that their votes are secure" thanks to tamper-evident seals. The technology allows voters to now enjoy the same peace of mind consumers have been at the grocery market, the drugstore, the pharmacy and the hardware store. What's next for the evolving tamper-evident industry? Only time will tell, but whatever it is, it's sure to include exceptional quality, design and interesting technique.
About the Author
Carmen Fontana is a Web Services Manger for Western Reserve Internet Services. She recommends visiting www. sealitinc.com for more information on tamper evident packaging.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 187
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources