Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) February 16, 2009
Election Trust LLC announced today that it has acquired Mail-in Ballot Tracker™ (MiBT) along with related election administration licenses and patents from Dategrity Corporation (formerly VoteHere, Inc.).
Election Trust, an election services integrator and technical support provider for counties and public agencies across the United States, now takes full ownership of MiBT and a family of innovative election management tools with plans to aggressively develop them to meet current and future market demand.
"Across America the steady move to Vote-by-Mail - as either an optional or primary voting platform - drives a real and growing requirement for election officials to better deliver, track, tabulate and report mail-in balloting," said John Bodin, Managing Partner of Election Trust. "With this acquisition, Election Trust will be the vendor to make VBM more efficient, transparent and accountable."
Among the assets Election Trust has acquired from Dategrity/VoteHere® are patented procedural methods and encryption technology that not only improve accountability for the election administrator but enable the mail-in voter to confirm her ballot has been successfully counted.
Bodin added, "While mailing in a ballot is convenient for the voter, typically she doesn't have documented proof that her ballot choices actually survived postal delivery and ballot processing. Election Trust's VBM toolkit provides that voter such assurance without sacrificing her right to a secret ballot."
About Election Trust (http://www.electiontrust.com)
Election Trust brings together veteran election professionals and proven technology to provide the most innovative, efficient and secure voting solutions available today. In the Public Sector Election Trust specializes in providing the cutting-edge tools, expert integration consulting and mission-critical support that election administrators require to build today's transparent and wired democracy.