Everyone Counts to repeat outstanding success of ‘iVote’ for the Clarence by-election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
After the outstanding success of ‘iVote’ internet voting in March 2011, the New South Wales (NSW) Electoral Commission is looking forward to continuing to offer this service for the upcoming Clarence by-election. The iVote online voting system is provided by Everyone Counts and is open to voters with disabilities and remote voters. The Clarence by-election is for a NSW Parliamentary seat which is currently vacant.
Internet voting will take place from 7 November to 18 November. Voters must access the election online at www.iVote.nsw.gov.au or contact the call centre (1300 2 iVote) in order to opt- in to participate.
The iVote election in March 2011 enabled over 46,000 voters, triple the expected turnout, to cast their ballots via the internet and telephone for the State General Election, enfranchising many voters who might not have otherwise had the opportunity to vote.
“We are very pleased to be able to use iVote for this by-election,” said Ian Brightwell, CIO at NSW Electoral Commission. “Many of the voters who will use iVote would not be able to vote without it.”
“We are thrilled to again partner with the NSW Electoral Commission for iVote to serve voters with disabilities and remote voters. Everyone Counts is committed to helping election officials deliver reliable and universal access to the ballot.” said Lori Steele, Chairman and CEO Everyone Counts.
A world leader, Everyone Counts uniquely combines election administration and technology expertise to deliver the most reliable, transparent and secure election solutions for all voter.s Established in 1996 in Melbourne, Everyone Counts deploys digital elections solutions around the world and has served millions of voters in over 160 countries.