Lima & Barcelona – October 7, 2014 – Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, has announced the successful implementation and execution of Scytl electronic voting technology for the Peru 2014 Municipal and Regional Elections, giving the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) its full support in delivering it citizens a more secure, transparent and modern electoral system.
The electronic voting solution (Software Electoral en Red) implemented by ONPE and Scytl was used to ensure not only the modernization of the country´s electoral process, but also to provide their elections improved security, transparency and efficiency. The new electronic voting channel was enabled for 7 districts: Punta Hermosa, Punta Negra, Pucusana, Santa María del Mar, San Bartolo, La Punta (Callao) and Pacarán (Cañete).
With the successful delivery of electronic voting, ONPE continues committed to improving the efficiency and transparency of electoral processes and reiterates its confidence in the innovative technology provided by Scytl, the leader in online voting with accumulated experience and proven success in implementing internet and electronic voting in elections in 19 countries.
“We see a great commitment from ONPE in the adoption of electronic voting nationwide. With this success, Peru joins the trend of digital democratization taking place across Latin America. Scytl is proud to accompany Peru on its electoral modernization journey by providing innovative and secure technology for ongoing electoral and governance processes,” comments Pere Valles, CEO Scytl.
In addition to providing more transparency to electoral processes, Scytl´s electronic and online voting solutions provide cost savings of between 30% and 40%, paired with positive effects on sustainability both environmental (significant reduction of required natural resources) and financial (technical resource reuse in schools, universities, etc.). The use of innovative software not only creates more efficient on-site electronic voting processes, but helps accelerate the secure inclusion of disenfranchised communities such as the disabled and overseas citizens in future elections.
ONPE has launched its electoral modernization strategy and is committed to leaving its citizens a legacy of quality control in all its electoral processes. In addition to the various electoral ISO certifications being pursued, all the electoral modernization processes – such as electronic voting – have been submitted by ONPE to the most rigorous quality control processes by various national and international organizations. Thanks to technology solutions such as their electronic voting implementation, Peru is positioned at the forefront of the countries in Latin America looking at modernizing their electoral bodies to support improved citizen engagement and participation.
“The success of electronic voting in Peru reaffirms our commitment and investment in the country through our Software Development Center which opened in 2013 and now has over 100 local professionals. We know the savings and benefits generated by the use of our platform and are keen to be part of this ambitious plan to expand electronic voting progressively across the country, making Peru one of the most modern and avant-garde electoral references in Latin America,” concludes Edgardo Torres-Caballero, General Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, 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 more than 35 countries throughout the world over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices in Canada, the United States, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Malaysia, India and Brazil. www.scytl.com
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