West Virginia Selects Scytl as Statewide Provider of Electronic Ballot Delivery to Military & Overseas Voters
Scytl, a worldwide election technology leader has been selected by the State of West Virginia to provide its SecureBallot™ electronic ballot delivery (EBD) solution for U.S. military and overseas voters throughout the state. The state’s decision to select Scytl came after a competitive bidding process where proposals for technology solutions from multiple providers were evaluated.
“I am very pleased to be working with Scytl on this project to ensure that our deployed military and overseas citizens have a faster option when it comes to how they receive their absentee ballot,” Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant said. “The men and women of our military are fighting to preserve our right to vote, so it is up to us here at home to fight for their right to cast a ballot. It always has been and always will be a priority of mine, especially since I have a husband who was recently deployed to Afghanistan, to make the voting process more accessible for these voters and safe and secure online ballot delivery is one of the ways we are doing that.”
The State of West Virginia used Scytl’s technology to provide online voting options to military and overseas voters during the state’s Primary, Special and General Elections in 2010 under a pilot program created by West Virginia legislation. During this pilot, Scytl’s technology was used in West Virginia’s Jackson, Kanawha, Marshall, Mason, Monongalia, Monroe, Putnam and Wood Counties.
“We’re excited to be working with Secretary Tennant and her staff on the implementation of our SecureBallot solution,” said David Campbell, General Manager of Scytl’s U.S. operation. “Secretary Tennant is a pioneer in her commitment to providing flexible election technology options to West Virginia’s voters and we look forward to helping her roll out advanced solutions throughout the state.”
In addition to West Virginia, other U.S. jurisdictions using Scytl’s technology for the November 2012 elections include the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and New York and Dallas County, Texas.
Scytl is a worldwide leader in the development of secure technology solutions for the modernization of elections. Scytl’s voting solutions have been successfully deployed for U.S. overseas and military voters since 2008 as jurisdictions make changes to comply with the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act. Scytl’s U.S. headquarters are located in Baltimore, Maryland and the company’s wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary also has offices in Tampa, Florida. Combined, the company has over 50 U.S. based employees. In January, 2012 Scytl’s U.S. subsidiary purchased SOE Software, a nationally recognized leader in e-government software solutions that increase productivity and efficiency, adding to Scytl’s election product and service offerings. Information about SOE Software is available at www.soesoftware.com. Scytl is based in Barcelona with offices in Toronto, New Delhi and Athens plus the company’s U.S. locations. In addition to the United States, the company’s election solutions have been used in public elections by governments in countries that include Australia, Austria, Canada, France, India, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Scytl is a portfolio company of leading international VC funds Nauta Capital, Balderton Capital and Spinnaker SCR. More information is available at www.scytl.com.
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