Ministry of Local Government
Scytl, in partnership with EVRY (EDB Ergo Group), successfully carried out the first electronic municipal elections in Norway. Within the framework of the “E-vote 2011-project” from the Norwegian Government, 10 municipalities offered their early voters to choose between traditional paper-based voting or Internet voting. Electronic votes were tallied 15 minutes after the closing of the voting period whereas several hours were needed to tally the paper ballots. This was the first time Norway implements electronic voting in binding public electoral processes.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs successfully conducted the June 2012 national legislative elections electronically, allowing the French citizens residing abroad to vote by using the Internet voting solution provided by Scytl, in alliance with Atos. Over 240,000 votes were cast electronically, representing over 55% of the total votes cast to directly elect 11 members to the French national parliament.
For the first time ever, the Internet represented the most important voting channel in a national election, marking a significant milestone in the History of e-Democracy. This was the third election that the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs carried out with Scytl’s technology, after the 2009 and 2010 election to the Assemblée des Français de l’Etranger (AFE).
Ministry of Education
The French Ministry of Education used Scytl’s e-voting system to carry out the election in which French teachers elected their union representatives. Approximately 1.5 million electronic votes were cast in this election, setting a new worldwide record in the number of votes cast over the Internet in a public election. The election closed on October 20, after a 7-day voting period in which Internet voting was the only voting channel. The entire electoral process comprised a total of 760 simultaneous sub-elections managed by 72 independent electoral boards across France (including overseas locations in the Pacific and the Caribbean).
Electoral Institute of Mexico City
The Electoral Institute of Mexico City awarded a contract to Scytl to provide its Internet voting solution to allow overseas citizens from Mexico City to cast votes electronically in the 2012 state election. Internet voting was available as a voting channel to Mexican overseas voters residing in over 800 cities outside Mexico for a period of 4 days prior to the July 1st Election Day. By the closing of the Election Day polls, over 20% of the votes cast in this election by overseas voters were cast online in this first ever usage of Internet voting in Latin America. The project was considered as an astounding success by the election authorities, the political parties and the organizations representing Mexican citizens residing abroad. By allowing the Mexican citizens residing abroad to vote online, Mexico has become the first country in Latin America to allow Internet voting in binding political elections.
Ministry for the Federal National Council Affairs
Scytl, in partnership with Logica, was awarded a contract by the UAE Ministry for the Federal National Council Affairs to provide e-voting in their 2011 elections to the Federal National Council. This voting system was deployed in 13 large voting centers around the 7 Emirates that compose the country, each one equipped with its own local hardware and software and all interconnected over the Internet. In total more than 700 voting terminals, 350 e-pollbooks and 65 servers were prepared, configured, tested and deployed. E-voting was the only voting method used in this election and it was fully integrated with the country’s national e-ID card, becoming the second country in the world to widely use electronic IDs in an election.
State of Gujarat
Scytl, in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services, was awarded a 5-year contract to provide its Internet voting technology to the State of Gujarat in India. This Indian state with a population of 50 million people was the first State to implement Internet voting in public elections in India. Scytl’s Internet voting system was initially used in 6 municipalities during the 2010 municipal elections where citizens from these municipalities were able to cast their votes over the Internet from home or from any polling station. This was a major step in India’s electoral history as citizens were voting through the Internet for the first time ever.
Electoral Commission of Costa Rica
OSCE/CEC of Ukraine - Ukrainian Electoral Commission
Scytl´s Election Training provides a permanent online training platform to the Ukrainian Electoral Commission. This project, is part of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Project Co-coordinator in Ukraine (OSCE PCU)project titled “Developing Election Training Capacity and Enhancing Voter Awareness”.
Scytl will provide an Election Commissioner Recruitment and Training System (ECRTS) to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Ukraine. This online platform, based on Scytl’s Election Training will combine all relevant training information for election commissioners and tailored to be used by different users, from CEC members to polling station workers. The platform will be built leveraging existing experience and will enable the sharing of knowledge and educational resources created by all of the existing training programs carried out to date in the country.
In April 2012 Scytl won an EU project to develop census in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Scytl saw the selection yet again of its secure election modernization solution being awarded another project. The new project focused on the development of the census of registered voters by the Bosnian Statistical Office. Scytl provided all the hardware and software components for the data capture platform used to prepare the census in 2012 for the approximately 4 million Bosnian citizens. As the project received EuropeAid funding, Scytl was awarded the contract via an international competitive process run by the European Commission.
Previously Sytl´s election modernization products were successfully used by the Central Electoral Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CEC) to manage their complex electoral process for the 2010 General Elections, including managing political parties and candidates, consolidating preliminary and final results and publishing them on the Internet, allocating mandates, generating reports and statistics. On Election Day approximately 3 million voters elected their representatives to the Bosnian and Serbian Presidency and National Assemblies and to 10 Cantonal Assemblies. The election results from 5,273 polling stations were efficiently consolidated at 142 Municipal Election Commissions, allowing the CEC to announce the first preliminary election results only a few hours after.
Department of Defense
Scytl was selected by the Federal Voting Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of Defense to provide a secure online ballot delivery and onscreen marking systems under a program to support overseas military and civilian voters for the 2010 election cycle and beyond. Scytl was awarded 9 of the 20 States that agreed to participate in the program (New York, Washington, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, South Carolina, Mississippi and Indiana), making it the provider with the highest number of participating States.
Canton of Neuchâtel
The Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel chose Scytl’s technology to bring to its e-government portal “Guichet Unique” a secure electronic voting system. This platform is one of the few permanent Internet voting platforms in the world for binding elections and consultations. Since 2004 the platform has been used to carry out from 3 to 6 citizen consultations, binding electoral processes and referenda each year. Internet channel has received up to 60% of the total votes tallied. From June 08, Citizens of Neuchâtel residing outside Switzerland abroad are also allowed to vote through the Internet using Scytl’s Technology.
Organization of American States/ONPE
The Organization of American States (OAS) awarded a contract to Scytl to audit the electronic voting software developed by the National Office of Electoral Processes of Peru. The scope of the audit covered the compliance of the e-voting solution with software development, software testing, security and data encryption standards. The audit also included the evaluation of the risks associated with the use of electronic voting and the recommended control measures to mitigate these risks. Scytl also proposed actions to allow the Peruvian National Office of Electoral Processes to improve its e-voting software solution.
eRepresentative was aimed at developing a “virtual platform” to facilitate the remote collaborative work of members of parliaments. Napier University and the Parliaments of The Netherlands, Hungary, Catalonia, Lithuania and the County Council of Westmeath (Ireland) participated in this project.
Demos@work was an aimed at facilitating European-wide discussion between elected representatives and civil society on emerging policy issues that have a potential impact on all countries within the European Union. The platform therefore served to improve the dialogue between regional/national-level elected representatives, the European parliament and citizens, while using and testing innovative forms and methods of civic engagement.
MyUniversity is currently aimed at implementing an integrated solution for empowering and involving university members and stakeholders in transparent decision-making, allowing the development of appropriate recommendations and action plans, focused on EU higher education.
STORK 2.0 is aimed at creating a single framework and infrastructure for cross-border electronic identification (eID) and authentication in the European Union. Implemented from 2008 to 2011, STORK project allowed EU nationals living outside their home country – whether temporarily or permanently – but still remaining within the EU, to access eGovernment services securely, effectively and quickly by using electronic identification systems. STORK 2.0 builds on the success and results of STORK by taking further steps to decisively push the lines for wider uptake of eID in Europe.
INTER-TRUST is a 2,5 year project based on the development of a security framework capable of supporting applications and services within heterogeneous networks and devices. It relies on the execution of dynamic and interchangeable security policies, thus creating and integrating new protocols, API’s and programming techniques in order to obtain the solution to the interoperable security and privacy of the future.
State of Alaska
As part of the Statewide Online Ballot Delivery and Tracking System to improve the voting experience and enhance the voting opportunity for all Alaskans, Scytl delivered their eBallot Delivery solution allowing for the online delivery, marking and electronic return of the completed ballot for overseas voters.
City of Edmonton
In order to gauge Edmontonians´ readiness to use internet voting as a valid alternative to in-person voting and determine if this system met their expectations for voter privacy, security, auditability and usability, the City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada conducted a mock election “Jellybean Election 2012” using Scytl’s Online Voting solution.
The City of Edmonton’s Election & Census Office invited the public to test Scytl’s Online Voting via the casting of online ballots in the 2012 Jellybean Internet Voting Election. Voters were required to register and then issues a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that later allowed them to vote on various mock issues. The City is currently completing the requirements associated with the initial proposal on Internet voting for Alberta Municipal Affairs. The proposal report will include the processes followed for the mock Jellybean Election, the outcome of the public involvement process conducted in partnership with the Centre for Public Involvement, as well as suggested regulatory changes to the Local Authorities Election Act that would allow for other Alberta municipalities to implement an Internet voting option.
Saskatchewan New Democratic Party
Canada’s Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (SASK NDP) conducted a successful, audited election in March 2013 using Scytl’s online voting solution. The SASK NDP retained Mintz & Wallace Chartered Accounts, an independent, third-party auditing firm to verify the election results generated by Scytl’s online voting solution. During this election, SASK NDP members had the option of voting by mail, by phone or online and 46% of the voters cast their ballots online. The SASK NDP election is the latest in a string of successful – and fully auditable – election events that Scytl has supported our customers in conducting within Canada and around the world.
Ministry of Science and Research
The Ministry of Science and Research of Austria selected Scytl, together with the Federal Computing Center (Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH), to provide Scytl’s secure electronic voting software to carry out the first binding Internet voting election in Austria. In this project, 240,000 students from 21 different Universities were able to securely cast votes over the Internet in over 400 simultaneous elections to elect the representatives of the students of each university between April and June 2009.
National Council of Provinces
Scytl, in partnership with Datacentrix, has provided South Africa’s National Council of Provinces (NCOP) with its parliamentary automation solution. Designed to simplify parliamentarians’ work by integrating a session management platform with a vote automation system, the solution – implemented in April 2012 – allows the NCOP to automate the preparation and reviewing of the daily agenda, the debates and the voting process during ordinary parliament sessions. With the aim of facilitating interaction and workflows, the 102 Members of Parliament, 5 Clerks and the President of the NCOP are equipped with 12” touchscreen computers that allow them to vote, view documents related to the agenda and request permission to speak.
Yopolis, Russian Federation
Scytl’s cryptographic security technology will ‘power’ Yopolis, Russia’s first online participation platform. Yopolis was launched in a public event in Moscow in November 2012 by renown businessman Maxim Nogotkov with the objective of becoming the main social network for local eDemocracy in Russia. The online platform includes a variety of features to foster and facilitate citizen engagement and participation in local issues for all Russian municipalities. Scytl’s security contribution to the platform is, among other benefits, allowing citizens to verify the integrity of the results of any voting process that take place in Yopolis.
Local Authorities, Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (PPC)
Scytl´s Online Election Training was successfully implemented as an online election training tool in the recent November 2012 PCC elections. The system was used by thousands of polling station staff across the UK, preparing them to undertake their responsibilities on Election Day. Over 95% of all those surveyed said the training was effective at giving them the information needed to assist them in their roles during the election. The training provided was based on the UK Electoral Commission guidance, delivering consistent standards across to the training of to all those trained. A significant advantage of introducing online training to the UK was the flexibility it gave to individual polling station staff to choose when they wished to undertake their training and where they completed it.
UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
In March 2013 Spain´s largest online University UNED has begun the implementation of Scytl´s Online Voting solution. The online voting platform will be leveraged by it´s over 250,000 students and 10,000 professors for online University elections and consultations.
Catalan Public Universities
The Catalan Supercomputing Center (CESCA) has awarded a contract to Scytl to license and implement a permanent Internet voting platform which is currently being used to conduct elections in all 9 public Universities in Catalonia. In average, the Internet voting platform will be used to carry out over 30 elections per year. The implementation of this permanent platform is funded by the Government of Catalonia which considers this project as a first step towards the introduction of e-voting in public elections and consultations.
City of Auckland
The Auckland Council in New Zealand will be leveraging Scytl´s online voting solution during the September 2013 Kids Voting elections. More than 13,000 underage students will be invited to participate in a non-binding election and vote for their mayor, council members and local board. Voting will take during the actual local government elections and results will be published on October 13th. Being the first online voting initiative of this kind in New Zealand, this project is aimed at raising awareness about new voting channels and get younger generations familiarized with online voting technologies.
Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) will be using Scytl´s Online Voting solution to introduce Internet voting in a referendum election in May 2013. ACTRA is a union of more than 22,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada including TV, film, radio and digital media.
New Democratic Party of Canada
Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) chose Scytl to implement remote and on-site Internet voting during their leadership convention March 2012 in Toronto. During this convention, approximately 150,000 members across the country were eligible to vote either remotely by mail or via the Internet or on-site using their own smartphones or electronic voting kiosks. Scytl’s voting system was made available in English and French and ensured ensuring the highest security standards to guarantee privacy and integrity.
Proof of its security robustness, the Denial of Service (DoS) attack in the national convention of the NDP in 2012 was dealt with by Scytl efficiently and effectively. While the attack temporarily slowed down the voting process, at no time was Scytl’s highly sophisticated security system penetrated. Scytl was again chosen over competing solutions for the following convention of the NDP party in the Province of Saskatchewan in 2013, is a public endorsement to Scytl and its secure online voting solutions.
Parliament of Catalonia
The Parliament of Catalonia chose Scytl’s Parliamentary solution as the main solution to encourage representatives to exercise their vote remotely when necessary (as in those cases specified by law like maternity leave, serious illness, etc.). Using Scytl’s technology as a complementary tool for participation, the Parliament of Catalonia was the first Parliament in Europe to test and implement a remote voting platform, enhancing its modern image and allowing its members to exercise their voting rights not regarding to their specific situation and using digital certificates.
Government of Catalonia
Scytl´s election modernization solutions were leveraged by over 5.5 million potential voters in the 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Catalonia held in November 2012. The system allowed election authorities to efficiently manage the logistics and election tasks (configuration of electoral districts, electoral board members and election representatives and management of required election forms for opening, participation tracking and results tallying), the communication with entities involved in the electoral process (local city councils and election managers), as well as the training and payroll processes of the personnel involved in the election.
In 2010 the Electoral Division of the Government of Catalonia acquired the platform for continued use in elections, it´s first implementation having taken place during the 2010 Parliamentary Elections in Catalonia.
Scytl, in alliance with Gov2U, was selected by the Consensus Consortium (composed by Localret, the Jaume Bofill Foundation and the Catalan Institute of Technology) to develop an e-participation platform – eConsensus – to allow Catalan municipalities of all sizes to better involve citizens in decision making processes in an innovating and convenient manner. Over 3 million citizens from 63 Spanish cities were able participate in the decision making of their local authorities through Consensus which represents one of the largest e-democracy projects worldwide.
African Union Commission
The African Union Commission awarded a contract to Scytl to provide wireless parliament session management and voting solution. The solution allowed the Commission’s operators to easily configure and operate the session through a user-friendly interface and delegates to conveniently and securely vote using wireless terminals.
In 2008, the regional government of Aragón awarded a contract to Scytl to create an interactive participation portal that allowed the government to promote different participation initiatives among the citizens, civil servants, and various groups of interest. The portal integrated several participation tools, such as deliberation tools, collection of signatures, calendars of events, forums, registration of entities, specific sections for each participation process, and management of associated documents and newsletters, among many others.
Universities of Galicia
The Universities of the Region of Galicia (i.e., University of Vigo, University of La Coruña and University of Santiago de Compostela) have awarded a contract to Scytl to implement a permanent Internet voting platform to be used in the several electoral processes they carry out every year. The platforms have been in operation since May 2010 and have been used by all three universities to carry out their electoral processes.
City of Madrid
In June 2004, the City of Madrid organized Madrid Participa, the largest e-participation experience ever carried out in Europe, involving all the citizens from the Centre District of Madrid. The City of Madrid chose Scytl’s Internet voting platform to carry out the e-consultations in which 135,000 citizens were allowed to vote through the Internet and mobile phones. After the success of this first consultation, the City Council periodically used the system from 2004 to 2007 to perform more than 20 binding e-participation processes involving approximately 3M people. Scytl and Accenture led the project with the support of Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Intel and Telefónica.
State of Victoria
Scytl, in partnership with HP, provided its electronic poll-site voting solution to the State of Victoria (Australia) for their 2010 Parliamentary elections. This was the second phase of an electoral modernization project that began in the State of Victoria in 2006. In this second phase, Scytl equipped polling stations with electronic voting kiosks and telephone voting systems that allowed voters to cast votes electronically in 12 different languages with a central system that securely collected those votes. The use of electronic voting systems was primarily aimed at enfranchising Victoria’s visually impaired voters and ensuring that they could vote autonomously. Some mobile voting centers were also implemented to help hospitalized voters and elderly people cast their votes during the parliamentary elections.
Ministry of Education
Scytl, in partnership with Telefonica, has been awarded a contract by the Spanish Ministry of Education to provide an e-participation portal and an Internet voting platform to the Student Council of Spanish Universities. This platform allows 1.5 million University students to express their proposals and opinions to the Ministry of Education. The e-participation portal facilitates the interaction between the students and allows them to work remotely whereas the voting platform allows the Ministry to carry out student elections and surveys electronically.
Ministry of Justice
Scytl in partnership with ES&S, was awarded contracts by the UK Department of Constitutional Affairs to support two local authority e-voting projects in May 2007 as part of the UK Electoral Modernisation Pilot Projects. Scytls e-voting security technology was selected by Rushmoor Borough Council and South Bucks District Council to allow their citizens to cast binding votes remotely over the Internet during their local elections with the highest standards of security, trust and privacy.
Ministry of Justice
Scytl and its partner for the Scandinavian market, TietoEnator, won a contract with the Ministry of Justice in Finland to supply secure e-voting terminals for the 2008 municipal elections. For the first time in Finland, three Finnish municipalities were able to carry out their local elections using Internet voting from polling stations. Scytl’s Pnyx.core was the core security engine of the Internet voting solution which was customized by the leading Finnish IT company TietoEnator with a voting interface designed by the Finnish Ministry of Justice. Finnish voters were given the choice to vote over the Internet or use traditional paper ballots and over 60% of them chose to cast their votes over the Internet.
City of Barcelona
The City of Barcelona selected Scytl, in partnership with Indra, to organize in June 2010 a vast citizen consultation over the Internet concerning the reform of its major road: the Diagonal Avenue. The city of Barcelona invited all the inhabitants aged over 16 (1.4 million) to express their preference between two reform projects. Voters had the possibility to vote from one of the 110 municipal centers or from any computer connected to the Internet.
City of Halifax
Scytl was selected by the Halifax Regional Council to provide Internet and telephone voting for the 2012 municipal elections in Halifax. The Internet and telephone voting solution provided by Scytl was available for advanced voting during the two weeks prior to the Election Day for approximately 330,000 voters registered in the capital of the Province of Nova Scotia.
Government of Mendoza
In December 2005, The Government of Mendoza, Argentina chose Pnyx.labour to carry out Latin America’s first binding election through the Internet. 15.000 doctors elected the medical Board for 14 medical specialties from 35 polling stations with PCs connected to the Internet. Scytl and HP worked together to guarantee the highest levels of security using the most reliable system combined with user-friendly interfaces and standard HP hardware for the voting terminals.
Electoral Commission of Ecuador
The national elections held in Ecuador on February 17, 2013 were successfully run using Scytl’s end-to-end integrated e-Election Platform. This secure platform allowed the National Election Commission to manage 4 elections simultaneously, including the management of the electoral register for over 11 million voters, the management of political parties and candidates, the training of polling station workers, the control of election expenditures and the technical assistance to over 40,000 polling stations. This integrated platform also allowed the National Election Commission to publish the official results in just a few hours after the closing of the polls by scanning and electronically transmitting over 160,000 polling station reports.
State of Nuevo León
PressVote, a Joint Venture entity of Scytl and Mr. Vasilis Koulolias, implemented an in-chamber voting system in the Parliament of the State of Nuevo Leon (Mexico). The system allows the members of the Parliament of Nuevo Leon to cast votes and speak from their seats by electronic means in a convenient and secure manner. The PressVote system also included large plasma screens, a system to control attendance of the members of the parliament and secret voting when needed.
State of Arkansas
Scytl eBallot Delivery, Scytl Election Night Reporting
In 2012 and in support of the Primary Elections and beyond, Scytl was selected by the State of Arkansas to deploy Scytl´s eBallot Delivery and Scytl´s Election Night Reporting solutions.
The eBallot Delivery solution allowed Arkansas’ military and overseas voters to receive their online blank ballots electronically and cast their votes in the Arkansas’ May 22nd primary. Scytl´s Election Night Reporting was leveraged to present results data graphically through the utilization of maps, bar charts, totals and downloadable reports. Ballot contest and/or issue information is presented at the state and county level with granular detail provided down to a specific voting precinct. The solution empowers every web visitor with access to user friendly presentation of voting data to include contest details, status of counties / precincts reporting, voter turnout, vote type summaries and more.
With this project, Arkansas joins over 800 Election jurisdictions in 13 states that leverage Scytl´s industry leading secure election management solution.
Commonwealth of Kentucky
The State of Kentucky awarded a contract to SOE Software to modernize their Election Night Reporting system as they were challenged with moving the web presentation of Election Night Results away from the antiquated main frame reporting system that had been in use for 20 years and desired to automate to the upload process for each of the 120 counties who report to the state on Election Night. By implementing SOE Software’s solution, the Elections Department is able to provide the citizens of Kentucky with a real time web based portal that empowers every web visitor with access to a graphical presentation of results as votes are tallied on election night in high profile elections.
State of North Carolina
The State of North Carolina awarded a contract to SOE Software to implement an online election administration system to ensure effective communications and enhanced accessibility. This platform is composed of five tools, including online training for election officials and poll workers, enhanced rebranded web presence, online election night results reporting, online election task management and web-based help desk. The project’s primary focus was to ensure full roll out prior to the May 2008 Primary and the platform is currently still in use.
State of Arizona
In preparation for the important 2010 Election cycle the Arizona Secretary of State’s office was challenged with updating its existing Election Night Results solution. The Arizona secretary of State’s office faced unique difficulties in that they have 3 different voting equipment tabulation systems in play across 15 counties that would require aggregation of disparate file types prior to presenting state-wide information. Beyond aggregation the Secretary’s office demanded enhanced web presentation functionality to include graphical displays of information utilizing state and county maps, bar charts and more. The Arizona Secretary of state’s office selected the solution from SOE Software based in large part to SOE’s unique experience working with the three tabulation files utilized throughout Arizona.
The District of Columbia selected Scytl, in partnership with Hart Intercivic to equip their polling stations with electronic voter lists. Scytl’s solution, ePollbook, was aimed at replacing the paper precinct rosters used for checking in voters on Election Day. The system could synchronize voter registration data in real-time and increase the efficiency of voter check-in and verification processes at the polling location. ePollBook was deployed in the US 2010 Primary and General elections.
State of Mississippi
The State of Mississippi awarded a contract to Scytl to implement its online election training platform to all municipalities. Using Scytl's Election Training solution, the state is now able to provide the Municipal Elections Commissioners with a training platform to cover all the uniform procedures of elections.
Scytl and Election Systems & Software (ES&S) successfully provided their groundbreaking BALLOTsafe™ technology to the State of Mississippi during the State’s 2012 Primary elections. BALLOTsafe’s implementation in Mississippi offered many innovations, including full ballot access for U.S. military & overseas voters and blank ballot delivery & marking via iPad, tablet or computer.
State of Virginia
The Commonwealth of Virginia awarded a contract to Scytl Software to implement its online election training platform to all municipalities. Using Scytl's Software’s Clarity Election Training solution, the state is now able to provide the Municipal Elections Commissioners with a training platform to cover all the uniform procedures of elections.
Scytl, in partnership with ES&S, was awarded a contract by the Virginia State Board of Elections in 2012 to work jointly on an Advanced Research Project for Military and Overseas Voters aimed at identifying technologies that can increase voting participation across all military circumstances including disabilities, distance and location. In addition to voting technology, other election solutions that will be reviewed as part of the research project are mobile voting technologies for deploying military units.
State of West Virginia
Scytl has been selected by the State of West Virginia to provide its eBallot Delivery solution for U.S. military and overseas voters during U.S. November 2012 Presidential election. The state’s decision to select Scytl came after a competitive bidding process where proposals for technology solutions from multiple providers were evaluated.
This is the second time that the State of West Virginia has selected Scytl’s technology as the company also provided Scytl Online Voting solution for the State’s military and overseas voters during the state’s Primary, Special and General Elections in 2010 under a pilot program created by West Virginia legislation. The pilot was implemented in Jackson, Kanawha, Marshall, Mason, Monongalia, Monroe, Putnam and Wood Counties.
State of Florida
Scytl provided its secure Internet voting technology in the 2008 Presidential election of the United States to allow the overseas voters registered in Okaloosa County (Florida) to cast binding votes remotely. Absentee voters cast votes over the Internet from the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan over a 10-day period. The results of the project have been very satisfactory since turnout reached 15% (three times higher than the average for absentee voters) and, more importantly, 100% of the votes were counted (on average only 30% of the postal votes are counted). This project was carried out with the support of the Operation BRAVO Foundation.
Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) awarded a contract to Scytl in 2007 to carry out the first Internet election in the Philippines. This first Internet election involved approximately 30,000 Philippine overseas absentee voters registered in Singapore. This first experience will be used as a reference for a future large-scale deployment of Internet voting in the Philippines. Scytl was selected as a result of its innovative e-voting security technology after a thorough due diligence process undertaken by COMELEC.
Elections Ontario awarded a contract to Shore Consulting , in partnership with Scytl, to investigate the options and feasibility of introducing electoral modernization services in the provincial elections. The milestones of this consultancy service were to define a limited number of feasible scenarios where electoral modernization could be applied in Ontario in order to implement a pilot project in 2012.
State of New York
The State of New York selected Scytl, in partnership with the Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF), to provide “Power to MOVE”, a MOVE Act compliant solution aimed at supporting the state’s overseas voter community in the 2010 general election. This innovative solution allowed military or overseas voters to download their ballot electronically, vote and send it back to New York State the same day by postal mail. By obtaining their ballot by email, military and overseas voters can receive their absentee ballots earlier than they ever did before.
In addition, in preparation for voter uncertainty associated with the transition from mechanical voting equipment to electronic voting systems, the New York State Board of Elections used SOE Software’s Voter Education Web Portal to enhance voter outreach and voter education. The new site www.vote-ny.com, available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese Mandarin and Chinese Cantonese provides a single access point for concerned voters from all 62 jurisdictions across the empire state.
State of Alabama
Alabama’s Secretary of State Office has awarded a contract to Scytl to provide a MOVE Act compliant solution that addresses the difficulties met by overseas voters by the time they cast their vote. Implemented for the 2010 General Elections, Scytl’s system offers the possibility to overseas voters to receive their absentee ballot via electronic means and mark it electronically. This change has cut in half the overseas voting process completion time, knowing that in Alabama, this process can take up to 88 days.
In addition, Alabama has implemented SOE’s Election Night Reporting tool to provide the citizens of Alabama with a real time web based portal that empowers every web visitor with access to a graphical presentation of results as votes were tallied on election night while streamlining the process by which each of the 67 counties report to the state.