France awards a contract to Scytl to offer Internet voting to its overseas citizens

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has selected Scytl, in partnership with Atos Origin, to offer a secure Internet voting platform to the French citizens living overseas. 310,000 French voters residing in Africa and America will be able to cast votes over the Internet to elect their representatives to the Assemblée des Français de l’Etranger (AFE) from May 20 to June 4, 2009. Poll-site voting will be held on June 7, 2009. The AFE will directly elect 12 Senators who will represent the French living overseas. This is a high-profile project in France in which Scytl has been selected because of the security, reliability, auditability and trust. The Internet voting platform will be available 24/7 to cover the jet lag between the continents. In a second phase of the project, the platform will be used by over 1 million French voters living overseas.

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