Barcelona, October 25, 2018 – Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, has announced the successful implementation of Scytl’s online & phone voting technology in the 2018 Ontario Municipal Elections. Scytl’s technology has been used by over 50% of the municipalities opting for electronic voting in this election, including the City of Markham and the Town of Newmarket plus another 101 small and medium-sized municipalities in alliance with Halifax-based Intelivote, as announced earlier this year.
Scytl’s online and phone voting technology has enabled over 1 million eligible voters to securely cast their votes electronically, ensuring the efficient, timely and transparent publication of the final results within less than 10 minutes (on average) after the closing of the polling stations. With this new milestone, Scytl’s online and phone voting solution positions itself as the number one technology used in Ontario elections.
“With online voting, we do not only provide greater convenience to voters, but also help enfranchise those who face the biggest difficulties in casting their vote such as people with disabilities,” said Richard Catahan, General Manager of Canada. “We are proud to support Ontario municipalities in their digital transformation strategy through accessible, secure and verifiable online voting technology.”
From 2014 to 2018, online voting adoption in Ontario experienced an increase of over 100% among municipalities, setting a new record in Canada and demonstrating that demand for secure and verifiable online voting systems is growing in Canada.
Guaranteeing the integrity of an online election goes beyond technology. Only the combination of expertise, advanced security, robust infrastructure and ongoing rigorous testing and election monitoring can ensure the success of an election.
With the successful delivery of electronic voting in Ontario, Scytl reinforces its commitment to improving the efficiency and transparency of electoral processes worldwide, leading the digital transformation and innovation in the election industry.
Scytl is leading the digital transformation and innovation in elections worldwide. Built up over 20 years of research and protected by over 40 international patents, Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in +30 countries across the globe, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, South Africa, India and Australia. Scytl is
headquartered in Barcelona and backed by leading international VC investors such as Vulcan Capital, Balderton Capital, and Nauta Capital. For more information, visit www.scytl.com.
Gwendoline SAVOY – Senior Director of Marketing
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