Online Voting Successfully Leveraged in New South Wales 2016 By-Elections

• Advanced security frameworks support the integrity of the NSW by-elections
• Enables voters to verify their vote as an added safeguard against malicious attacks
• Assists the NSW Electoral Commission in delivering the franchise to all voters

Sydney, November 24, 2016 – Backed by the implementation of the world´s most advanced and proven security protocols, iVote was once again leveraged by New South Wales voters. In this instance, remote voters and persons with disabilities were able to vote securely, independently and privately via the iVote platform in the NSW by-elections for Canterbury, Orange and Wollongong.

In addition to its successful deployment for the 2016 NSW by-elections, the iVote platform was also used in the 2015 NSW State General Election where the over 280,000 online votes, an increase of 500% in adoption over its earlier use, set the standard for the world’s largest, most accessible and innovative internet voting implementation.  The iVote system has received praise from auditors, security experts and citizens.

Scytl´s advanced security framework not only ensures the integrity of an election, but enables voters to verify their vote as an added safeguard against malicious tampering attacks, an important security aspect of the iVote® System.  The integrity of Scytl´s systems and customer deployments are guaranteed by ongoing rigorous testing, third party audits and continued election monitoring activities.

“Helping provide secure, private and accessible online voting is at the core of our DNA; this makes us especially proud to see iVote being successfully used once again by the citizens of New South Wales,” concludes Pere Vallès, CEO at Scytl.

 

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About Scytl

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 47 countries across the globe over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with strategic offices in 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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Leticia Barcia

Vice President of Marketing, Scytl

leticia.barcia@scytl.com

+34 934 230 324

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