In the upcoming October 2014 municipal elections, voters in the rural community of Northern Bruce Peninsula will be able to leverage Scytl´s secure solutions to cast their vote either by phone or online while preserving the privacy and secrecy of their ballot. The October 2014 municipal election will be the first election where the new system and channels will be offered.
“We are a rural community with a significant seasonal element. Vote by mail made voting more convenient and accessible, but it was extremely labor intensive for our staff. In the last election, votes came in fast and furiously and often required up to four staff members working several hours for several days to process. Now we are able to offer two secure voting channels with Scytl Online Voting and Scytl Phone Voting, which will take convenience and accessibility to a whole new level, and it will allow us to process the votes more efficiently at the close of voting,” says Mary Lynn Standen, Municipal Clerk, Northern Bruce Peninsula.
During the voting period October 20 through to voting day October 27, voters will be able to cast their votes by phone or from any device with an Internet connection. In addition, voters can choose the traditional voting channels to cast their votes at the Municipal Office during business hours from October 20 to October 25 and then again on October 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Full details on Northern Bruce Peninsula adoption of online and phone voting available here.