West Virginia Primary, General, and Special Elections 2010

The West Virginia Uniformed Services and Overseas Citizens Online Voting Pilot Project was the first time that voters were allowed to submit ballots online in the state. By integrating online voting solutions seamlessly with traditional election processes, Everyone Counts boosted West Virginia’s absentee ballot return rates from 58% to 92.5%. The increased convenience and accessibility ensured that UOCAVA voters’ voices were heard in greater numbers, and 100% of respondents said they would use the system again. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and her state elections team have been recognized for taking this important step in serving West Virginia’s UOCAVA voters.

Everyone Counts Solution

  • eLect® Electronic Voting: Online ballot marking and submission
  • Central Print™: Encrypted ballot submissions were decrypted and centrally printed at the local election office on Election Day


  • Exceeded MOVE Act requirements
  • Eliminated time and costs associated with paper ballots
  • Demonstrated seamless integration with EMS and other election processes
  • Provided redundancy and built in disaster recovery
  • Worked seamlessly for voters with disabilities
  • Reduced staff workload
  • Scalable to need


  • Praised by National Guard and military groups for accessibility and ease of use
  • 58% average mail return
  • 76% online return in 2010


  • All communication secured using SSL/TLS protocol
  • Electronically submitted voter preferences are kept anonymous and are encrypted utilizing 2048-bit RSA containers
  • Software and procedures provide a highly auditable system
  • All systems monitored in real time

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