FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego, CA—Everyone Counts, Inc., the election administration and voting system leader, is pleased to announce a partnership with the State of Arizona to provide state of the art voting solutions to Arizona’s military and overseas voters.
Enfranchising military voters is of paramount importance to the State. With Everyone Counts’ unique combination of experience in both election administration and the development of advanced technologies, and their industry-leading track record of successful delivery, Arizona UOCAVA voters are ensured state of the art security and accessibility, in full compliance with HAVA and the MOVE Act.
Everyone Counts will be providing secure electronic ballot delivery, marking and return, drastically reducing the time it will take UOCAVA voters to receive and return their ballots, ensuring their votes can be received and returned in time to be counted, from anywhere in the world.
A first in the US, Everyone Counts will also provide Arizona with a separate system module within the eLect® platform that will return voter-verified ballots, encrypted oath statements and signatures to the appropriate county. Military grade encryption safeguards each ballot and voter package. The process not only provides convenience to voters, it provides cost-savings via reduced postal and administration costs for the State.
“After a competitive bidding process, it was clear that Everyone Counts’ alone had the experience and expertise to meet Arizona’s high election standards and technology requirements” said Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett. “Everyone Counts’ proven track record of success and their commitment to raising the bar for election security and transparency were key factors in this decision.”
“Under Secretary Bennett’s leadership, Arizona has been a national leader in implementing election innovations that have resulted in continuously more effectively serving voters,” said Lori Steele, CEO of Everyone Counts. “Everyone Counts’ and Arizona’s vision for excellence in election administration are clearly aligned. We are honored to have been selected to bring Everyone Counts’ perpetually state of the art software and industry-leading election administration experience to Arizona election officials and their military and overseas voters.”
Everyone Counts, the world's leading provider of perpetually state-of-the-art election administration and voting systems, uniquely combines world-class expertise in technology, computer security, usability and election administration. Since 1997, Everyone Counts has modernized best practices to meet customer needs in elections worldwide. Everyone Counts' SaaS-based election administration tools and voting platform are helping governments and private membership organizations to improve their existing processes, systems and services.