Brasilia & Barcelona – October 29, 2014 – Scytl, the worldwide leader in online voting and election modernization technology helps Brazil’s Federal Administration Council (CFA) successfully and securely run the election of their national and regional representatives counselors entirely online. After successfully realizing the benefits of online voting technology in the 2008 election, the CFA has continued to opt for this innovative channel for all ongoing elections.
The October 15th CFA System / CRAs elections took place between 12:00 am through to 8:00 pm, enabling voters from 25 states and the Federal District to cast their ballot in the time frame that best suited their needs. Elections for the 2 remaining states – Bahia and Alagoas – will take place on November 24th together with the state of Paraná where the election in the first round resulted in a tie. With a growth in participation of over 13% from the previous elections, the increase in trust not only in the CFA / CRA system election process, but the online voting channel efficiencies and security continues an upward trend.
The implementation of the online voting technology has been defined and minutely configured not only to comply with the Federal Board´s requirements to ensure an efficient voting process, but also to provide the most secure technology ensuring maximum integrity and privacy of the voting process. In addition to the joint deployment of the solution by Scytl and CFA, the solution underwent thorough external auditing to verify the solutions security robustness and compliance.
“The partnership with Scytl and the level of commitment demonstrated by all of Scytl´s staff ensured the success of our online voting process,” says José Samuel de Miranda Melo Junior, CFA Electoral Commission Administrator and Coordinator.
The election site Eleições CFA 2014 channeled more than 62,000 accredited members who actively participated in the election to easily and securely cast their vote from any internet enabled device. The entire election was administered via the online voting technology provided by Scytl configured specifically to cater to the needs of each phase of the election: from the election announcement, through to planning, the actual voting and the secure consolidation and publication of the results.
“Brazil continues to lead the way in its leverage of online voting technology in the private sector as the number of organizations looking to implement more efficient and transparent election processes with online voting continues to grow. We are extremely proud to continue to work with the Federal Administration Council as they are a perfect example of a private organization which has efficiently and securely moved its election processes into the 21st century,” says Alex Freitas, General Manager Brazil and Peru, Scytl.
In addition to the CFA elections this month, September saw the COFEN leverage Scytl know how and technology to enable over 360,000 nurses, technicians and nursing assistants the possibility to vote simultaneously across 19 Brazilian states and the Federal District. Scytl continues to set the ground works for taking private elections in Brazil and beyond to new heights of efficiency and security.
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management and electronic voting solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.
Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in over 35 countries across the globe over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Mexico, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Australia. For more information, visit www.scytl.com
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