Barcelona, February 18, 2016 – Scytl the worldwide leader in secure online voting, election modernization and eGovernance helps support the ongoing increase in the interest in implementing secure and verifiable online voting across the globe by providing a genuine solution to address the challenges faced by voter disenfranchisement, provide more accessible voting, increase voter privacy and provide long term savings in election costs.
The WebRoots Democracy report “Secure Voting: A Guide to Secure Online Voting in Elections” not only highlights the benefits provided by online voting, but also addresses the security and verifiability strengths of online voting when compared to current methods such as postal voting.
“We congratulate the WebRoots Democracy team in the thorough analysis of online voting presented in this report. We are confident this and other industry leading reports together with the successful deployments and growth of online voting in countries such as France, Switzerland, Australia and Canada will help pave the way for governments far and wide to follow a similar path towards voter engagement and participation through modern election processes,“ says Pere Vallés, CEO at Scytl.
Additional research such as IDC´s whitepaper “Implementing End-to-End Verifiable Online Voting for Secure, Transparent and Tamper-Proof Elections”, highlights the need for governments to implement the necessary information security controls to ensure the security and verifiability of online voting processes: strong voter authentication, voter privacy, verifiability, and election integrity.
Thanks to the advances in technology and proven secure and verifiable processes, as governments across the globe implement online voting channels, a clear growth in channel adoption and voter satisfaction can be identified. A trend that Scytl looks to help grow by helping disenfranchised communities exercise their democratic right to vote.
Increase in online voting channel adoption data:
- France: Overseas voting in legislative elections from 55% in 2012 to 65% in 2013
- France: Overseas AFE elections from 9% in 2009 to 43% in 2014
- Switzerland: Canton of Neutchatel increase of +238% from 2005 to 2014
- Australia: New South Wales state elections increase of +500% from 2011 vs. 2015
- Australia: 98% of respondents said they would recommend using online voting
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management, online voting and eGovernance 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 19 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 40 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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