Allied Data Service
Allied Data Service validates signatures and provides metrics for petition drives. Two-tiered screening of signatures mitigates for user error. Audits against competing offshore and ad hoc validation operations uncovered inaccuracy ranging from 12 to 22 percentage points. In 2008, they validated signatures for Let Lubbock Vote.
Their placement in the industry as a neutral party serves clients by:
- Allowing its principals to be called upon as expert witnesses
- Resolving certain payment disputes affected by validity guarantees
- Acting as a central data store when more than one party is retained to collect signatures
They are the only high-volume, dedicated validation service that does not transmit voter information to foreign countries.