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Alabama and Everyone Counts' successful deployment of a truly electronic UOCAVA ballot delivery and return is featured in this week's electionLine. Read how we helped Alabama service members vote during their primary election:
Voters and poll workers in Brookings Municipal/ School Board Election and Yankton City Election enjoyed a smooth voter check-in experience. Poll workers searched for voter names on Everyone Counts’ eLect Poll Book and quickly checked in voters who could then cast their ballots without having to stand in long lines.
Everyone Counts announced today that it has successfully closed an investment from Boston-based Falcon Investment Advisors LLC and other current investors. Everyone Counts will use the financing to accelerate expansion of its voter registration and online voting solutions.
After a year of serving as Everyone Counts’ Chief Financial Officer, Bill Kuncz has moved into the CEO position. The update in leadership comes as the company strengthens its’ focus on Voter Registration Systems, Online Voting, and Remote Accessible Voting (RAV).
Everyone Counts took its place with top global technology companies in Austin at the SXSW Conference. Vice President of Election Operations, James Simmons, joined a prestigious panel of forward-thinking government officials and policymakers to discuss the role of technology in elections.
Recent media attention around voting system failures and the potential for election hacking have academics and anti-technology crusaders campaigning for exclusive reliance on a paper ballot. The misguided assumption that manual paper processes, with the high potential for human error and very simple manipulation potential, are somehow more unassailable than encrypted digital voting is both an intuitive and a mathematical fallacy. It is a misconception that could jeopardize the integrity of elections.
Everyone Counts, the leader in election modernization, has been selected by the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) to provide eLect® Online and Telephone Voting services for its elections. The five-year contract was awarded to a joint venture between Everyone Counts and Integrity Voting Solutions, who will be managing the mail ballot channel.
With all of the media attention around voting system and postal service breaches and the potential for election hacking, Everyone Counts, the leader in election modernization, is thrilled to announce today that their eLect Quad Audit voting system has successfully completed testing by a federally accredited voting system test lab (VSTL) to the latest federal voting system standards. eLect is the first and only software and tablet-based voting system to have gone through testing to federal voting system standards, and also the first and only voting system to undergo testing to VVSG 1.1. eLect® Quad Audit™ successfully passed state-level testing to VVSG 1.1 requirements, where applicable. (This is not an EAC certification, Everyone Counts’ EAC certification status can be found on the EAC website.)
Let’s stop complaining that the voting process is doomed to fail because we’re using old, failing machines. Let’s stop pretending that the integrity of voting requires 50-150 year old technology and process to protect it. The reality is that modern, proven, certified technologies can increase security, accuracy, convenience and accessibility in elections, while reducing cost and wait times for both voting and results.
Everyone Counts founder and CEO Lori Steele Contorer will deliver a keynote speech next week at the annual National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Conference. Contorer’s speech, titled “It’s Up to You”, will draw from her personal experiences founding an industry-disrupting company to inspire the audience to recognize their own power to influence and create opportunities. The theme was inspired by the conference tagline “If you are not invited to the table, build your own.”
Developed specifically to meet California’s election code, eLect® Poll Book is an integral to streamlining election process, reducing manual errors, reducing lines in polling places and improving the voting experience for voters and for poll workers on election day. This certification announcement allows eLect® Poll Books to be used in the upcoming 2016 presidential election in the State of California.