Chicago Selects Everyone Counts for Election Innovation

The Chicago Election Board is partnering with San Diego-based Everyone Counts to improve access to the ballot for military and overseas voters.

The Chicago Election Board, which oversees one of the largest voting jurisdictions in the USA, has selected Everyone Counts to implement a new state-of-the-art ballot delivery system. In compliance with the MOVE Act, this system will provide military and overseas voters with secure online ballot access.

The first election using Everyone Counts secure online ballot delivery system will begin on February 3rd with the 2012 Presidential Primary Election.

Military and overseas voters will be able to go online to request, receive and mark their ballots. No matter where they are in the world, they will be able to securely access their unique ballot from any internet device. This includes PCs, Laptops, iPads, tablets and even smartphones. Everyone Counts Software as a Service election platform provides a secure, reliable and transparent process for receiving and marking ballots from anywhere in the world. The application can easily be expanded to include all absentee voters and has the potential to save up to 50% of the cost of Chicagoans voting by mail, while increasing accessibility and security of the ballot.

“We are honored to have been selected by the Chicago Election Board to improve access to the ballot for Chicago’s military and overseas citizens, said Lori Steele, Chairman and CEO of Everyone Counts, Inc. “Our Company was founded with the mission of ensuring that every citizen with a right to vote can do so privately and independently. It is an honor for us to partner with the City of Chicago in making this a reality for their voters. We thank the Board of Elections for leading this advance in democracy and for placing their trust in Everyone Counts.”

Click here to read the announcement from the Chicago Election Board.