Brasilia, May 12, 2016 – Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization solutions announces the successful deployment of Scytl online voting technology for the Sicoob Coopjus of Minas Gerais first ever online election and the modernization of the council´s electoral processes.
The election selects the council´s administrative board members whose mandate will last two years.
With the new online voting channel deployed by Scytl, the increase in participation was astounding with almost a 400% increase in participation compared to the last election held in 2014. This was the first time in the council´s history that voting was done exclusively online.
“The new online voting model was implemented to help streamline both voting and the counting of votes. The new processes have especially benefited members of the cooperative residing deep in the countryside of Minas Gerais as it allowed them to vote from the comfort of their home or office,” commented Antônio Cláudio dos Santos Rosa, Sicoob Coopjus president.
In addition to providing a more accessible and efficient channel of voting for its members, of key importance in this election is the strict and full compliance with the Central Bank rules and regulations (Resolution No. 4434 of August 5, 2015). These rules stipulate that all cooperative should have electronic processes need to be fully auditable to ensure full process integrity. Scytl´s online voting solution has already undergone full external audits conducted by independent auditing firms which ensured the processes and system fully comply with strict regulatory terms in various industries.
Voter privacy, voting security and auditability to ensure the voting process transparency are key in the Brazilian market. As a country with a well-founded tradition of forward thinking public election processes, leveraging innovative and secure technology to take private sector elections to the next level is of extreme importance to help the country continue to lead a true democracy innovation transformation.
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.
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