The Big REthink

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Starting in 2016, approximately 25% of voters in the U.S. submitted their ballots by mail. This November, that number is expected to jump by 50%, posing major hurdles for counties that have traditionally counted ballots by hand. On this week’s episode, Fred Scherman, National Sales Manager - Scanners at Panasonic, joins host Barry Ross to discuss signature verification technology and how it can create significant efficiencies for election officials amid unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots and pandemic-driven staffing restrictions. Through scanning both sides of ballots, batch-sorting and enhanced record keeping, Fred shares how the technology can help streamline ballot-counting and support elections in this new context.

What is The Big REthink?

A fresh take on how technology and creativity are changing the way work gets done.