We Power Democracy
Scytl strives to transform and modernize elections, meetings, and decision-making processes by implementing innovative technology to guarantee the highest levels of security, transparency and accessibility at every step.
Online voting experts, recognized globally
Our solutions incorporate unique cryptographic protocols that ensure maximum security, transparency and auditability in any type of election. Scytl’s groundbreaking technology is protected by over 40 international patents and enables governments and organizations to electronically carry out all types of electoral processes in a completely secure and auditable manner.
Built on over 20 years of research, Scytl’s secure solutions have been successfully used in over 30 countries across the globe, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Australia. Our team has organized elections and decision-making processes for all types and sizes of governments, agencies, and organizations.
Trust and Transparency
At Scytl, trust and transparency are at the heart of everything we do. We realize that online voting software would not be useful if it was not trusted by both election organizers and voters alike. For this reason, we implement a number of transparency measures depending on your election needs. These include individual and universal verifiability mechanisms, source code publication, and government-specific certification processes.
Named for security & innovation
The Scytale is considered to be the first cryptographic tool, consisting of a message written on a strip of parchment and wound around a cylinder. The ancient Greeks, and in particular the Spartans, are said to have used this cipher to communicate during military campaigns, as it was both fast and not prone to mistakes.
Scytl embodies the innovative nature of the Scytale, reinventing technology to improve election processes through using enhanced security measures.
A commitment to research & security from the beginning
Research Group Spin-Off
Scytl was founded in 2001 as a spin-off from a leading research group at the Autonomous University of Barcelona that had pioneered research on security solutions for the electronic voting industry since 1994. This scientific group produced the first two European PhD theses on electronic voting security and numerous international publications in the field of application-level cryptography and e-voting.
Scytl’s current patent portfolio is composed of more than 40 international patents and patent applications related to security as it is applied to election processes, giving Scytl the largest patent portfolio in the industry. Scytl’s technology and software is also protected by copyrights.
Scytl’s technology has been consistently found to be secure, accurate and reliable through numerous audits by independent international organizations and academic experts in the field of election administration. These organizations include the French Security Agency, Price Waterhouse Coopers, the Center for Advanced Security Research, the US Air Force Institute of Technology, Trondheim University in Norway, Fribourg University in Switzerland, and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Autonomous University of Barcelona, both in Spain.
A commitment to sustainability
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals aim to create a more sustainable future. We are actively working toward helping achieve these:
Goal 9: Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure
Transforming the elections industry with innovative technology.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Giving everyone a voice with accessible voting channels.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Improving collective decision-making for a better future.
Goal 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns
Digitizing electoral processes to minimize overall waste.
Goal 15: Life on land
Implementing technology to decrease our reliance on paper and fossil fuels.
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Encouraging democratic participation, increasing institutional trust.
Our policy for neutrality
Scytl has corporate policies prohibiting direct and indirect company financial contributions to candidates, political parties or political action committees (PAC). As an election technology company that works to support the conduct of fair, accurate and secure elections, Scytl has no political affiliation of any sort.