Halifax and Toronto, April 12, 2016 – Scytl and Intelivote Systems announce the partnership for the provision of leading edge online voting solutions across the Province of Nova Scotia. One of the many elections that will benefit from this partnership will be the 2016 Municipal and School Board elections in Halifax and the other 25 municipalities across the province that have expressed an interest in leveraging online voting for their upcoming 2016 Municipal elections.
“The partnership agreement reached with Scytl will ensure that councils and citizens across Nova Scotia benefit not only from our online voting experience and local insight, but also from Scytl’s global expertise, portfolio of election modernization products and best practices,” comments Dean Smith, President & Founder of Intelivote Systems. “Scytl is a very strong company backed by leading investors, industry leading research and development in cryptology, and depth in both knowledge of the industry and a vision of where online voting is headed. Our partnership will capitalize on the products and knowledge of both the companies and our combined leadership in the Canadian market.
The two companies come together to provide the citizens and election officials across Nova Scotia with the most advanced online voting solution available. The combination of online voting technology, global experience and leading customer service will ensure that Nova Scotia continues as a beacon and benchmark in online voting success.
“This is a win-win not only for both of our organizations, but mainly for online voting and elections in Nova Scotia,” says Richard Catahan, Scytl’s General Manager for North America. “Scytl has experience running election modernization projects in 42 countries and Intelivote is well-known for the customer service excellence in the industry.”
With online voting adoption and success on an upwards trend across the globe, ensuring an end to end solution that can cater to local legal requirements and processes is key. In addition to the partnership signed for the delivery of this end to end solution, Scytl plans to set up in Halifax an Online Voting Excellence Center that will provide insight, best practices and recommendations to Canadian customers looking to create or improve their online voting processes.
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 42 countries across the globe over the last 11 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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About Intelivote Systems
Founded in 2003, and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Intelivote is one of the world’s most experienced, and Canada’s leading supplier, of eVoting election services specializing in the seamless integration of traditional polling station voting with an electronic voting solution which includes secure telephone, wireless and Internet voting. Intelivote provides industry leading subject matter expertise, integrated support modules, and operational excellence on all aspects of electronic voting including security, voter assistance, event auditing, voter communication, and election officials’ support.
Intelivote has a head office in Nova Scotia, and strategic offices in Alberta and New Brunswick, Canada. For more information, visit www.intelivote.com.
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