Election Data Services Inc. is a consulting firm that specializes in redistricting, election administration, and the analysis and presentation of census and political data. Over the past 34 years, Election Data Services has monitored developments in election administration and conducted a wide variety of studies for federal and state governments. They have provided strategic assistance for voting equipment purchases, and conducts studies on voting equipment and voter registration systems. These have included feasibility studies, needs assessments, and systems requirements analyses for election organizations to develop or acquire new voting equipment or voter registration systems. In 2004 and 2006 Election Data Services tabulated and analyzed responses to three nationwide surveys distributed by the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to Congress and state and local election jurisdictions under HAVA (Help American Vote Act). EDS has continued as a subcontractor to be involved in the 2008 and 2010 surveys and reports. Election Data Services has also participated in EAC studies on poll workers and ballot counting and recounting procedures.
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