The Fallacy of Paper: Why returning to all-paper elections is not the answer

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.

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Everyone Counts to Provide CalPERS online voting for Upcoming 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.

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Everyone Counts First to Pass Testing to Latest Federal Voting System Standards

Everyone Counts First to Pass Testing to Latest Federal Voting System Standards

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.)

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The Challenges Voters are Facing at the Polls Can Now Be Prevented

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.  

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Everyone Counts’ Lori Steele Contorer says It’s Up to You

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.”

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