Barcelona, August 21, 2015 – Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, shared insight with country presidents and global leaders on the industry leading election technology for secure, transparent and accessible elections during the 2nd A-WEB General Assembly and International Conference organized by A-WEB in Santo Domingo August 18-21.
By supporting the conduct of free, fair, transparent, and participatory elections, A-WEB (the Association of World Election Bodies) contributes to the development of democracy around the globe. In line with A-WEB´s directives of ensuring more inclusive, participatory and transparent elections Scytl shared insight to how the company´s technology is helping countries implement end to end secure, verifiable and accessible elections. Center to the technology presented were the internet voting solutions that are helping all voters, but especially disenfranchised voters such as those overseas and persons with disabilities in countries such as:
- Australia: the world´s largest government binding election in New South wales 2015 Sate Elections with +280,000 online votes
- France: prior world´s largest government binding election in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs France with +240,000 online votes and the world´s largest public union election Ministry of Education France with +3 million voters
- Switzerland: the country with longest history in leverage of online voting for binding elections and consultations
In addition, A-WEB attendees were able to learn how remote voters and those with disabilities were able to vote to vote securely and privately during the 2015 NSW Sate Elections backed by Scytl technology – the world´s most advanced and proven security protocols.- During his presentation, Ian Brightwell, Director New South Wales Electoral Commission demonstrated the increase in engagement and public trust in the online voting channel iVote with an over 500% increase in online votes from the previous election.
Privy to first hand demonstrations on were local and government leaders such as the President of Santo Domingo, Danilo Medina and the President of the de la OEA, Luis Almagro. In addition, numerous international references such as the former presidents of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero; El Salvador, Mauricio Funes; Panama, Martín Torrijo, and other former leaders such as Laura Chinchilla from Costa Rica.
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management, electronic 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 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 38 countries across the globe over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, 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.
Senior Director Marketing Communication, Scytl