Swindon Borough, UK 2007 Local Election

In the most comprehensive, successful multichannel election in the world, Everyone Counts enabled voters in the UK Local Authority of Swindon Borough Council to securely cast their ballots at any time, from either onsite or remote locations. Offering a variety of voting channels—Internet, telephone, early-voting sites, and traditional and electronic Election Day polling stations—this expansive technology-assisted voting solution increased voter convenience and participation levels in UK local elections.


The dedication, professionalism, commitment, and willingness just to keep going and deliver was simply outstanding . . . this team was simply the best I have ever worked with.
— Alan Winchcombe, Swindon

Election Solutions Deployed

Eligible Voters

Registered voters of Swindon Borough

Delivering Convenience

  • From any polling location
  • Remotely via the Internet
  • Remotely via telephone


  • All communication secured using SSL/TLS protocol
  • Electronically submitted voter preferences are kept anonymous and are encrypted utilizing 2048-bit RSA containers
  • Ballots stored in a secure, tamper-proof/evident digital ballot box
  • Software and procedures provide a highly auditable system
  • All systems monitored in real time


  • Elderly and infirm voters and voters with disabilities were able to vote independently and privately, in many instances for the first time, from home
  • Remote voters were able to access their ballots from any global location
  • Non-English–speaking voters were able to access ballots in their native language (including Bengali, Portuguese, and Konkani)
  • 10% of postal voters immediately switched to online voting
  • 30% of electronic voters said they would not have voted if an electronic ballot had not been offered

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