Everyone Counts to Provide CalPERS online voting for Upcoming Elections

CalPERS awards contract to Everyone Counts to engage its members more effectively with secure, transparent, digital voting

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 Systems, who will be managing the mail ballot channel.

Among the most influential pension funds in the world, CalPERS represents more than 1.7 million public employees and retirees throughout the state of California. CalPERS’ goal in adding online voting solutions to its traditional paper voting process is to increase the number of members involved in selecting the board that makes decisions regarding the management of their pension funds. 

To reach that goal, CalPERS selected Everyone Counts to modernize its election process by creating secure digital ballots for both online and telephone as a way to better engage its diverse membership. Everyone Counts has a proven track record of transitioning both public and private sector organizations to secure, accessible digital elections resulting in increased participation across all voter demographics.

“The future of nearly two million California employees’ retirement plans rests with the CalPERS board of administration,” said Everyone Counts CEO Lori Steele Contorer. “With such high stakes, CalPERS recognized the importance of ensuring that the election process itself has as high a level of integrity as those ultimately elected. The best way to ensure that is by offering secure, accessible, auditable online voting. We are honored to be chosen to implement this important transition by an organization as vital as CalPERS.” 

A unique combination of Software as a Service technology, military-grade security and election administration, Everyone Counts’ eLect® Online Voting provides voting systems for organizations across the world. These solutions are not only more cost-efficient than antiquated, paper methods, but eLect® Online Voting also ensures security, accuracy, accessibility and fast tabulation of results.


Stefanie Histed

Communications & Administrative Manager Stefanie Histed is proud to help introduce eLect VRS to counties and states looking to modernize, in part because streamlining administrative processes and improving efficiency satisfies her passion for good logistics. She has a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations from San Diego State University.