Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) April 3, 2009
Election Trust, working with the King Conservation District (King CD), successfully introduced the first public sector use of binding remote electronic voting technology in the United States under the company's administration of King CD's March 19th Board of Supervisors election.
The eVote Kiosk balloting system was available at two of 13 Voting Centers located across King County. This internet balloting platform, powered by Scytl Secure Electronic Voting (http://www.scytl.com), provided end-to-end encrypted and auditable online balloting for voters who chose to cast an online ballot. Voters at these polling locations could also opt to use a paper ballot.
"We are proud to be the first public sector entity in the U.S. to offer this option to poll site voters," said King CD Executive Director Jeffrey Possinger. "The eVote Kiosks were user-friendly, secure, easily audited and provided voter verifiability."
Election Trust, an established integrator of secure and transparent election technology, believes the King CD election offers a glimpse of the future for 'Voting Center' style poll-site voting in counties across America.
"King CD's Kiosk eVoting pilot demonstrated a careful step toward common sense electronic poll-site balloting in the U.S.," added John Bodin, Election Trust's Managing Partner. "Our eVote Kiosks, combined with the in-person authentication of voters guaranteed by a Voting Center environment, delivered hacker-resistant online balloting on an efficient, secure and auditable eVoting platform.
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 technology, expert integration consulting and mission-critical support that election administrators require to support today's voter demand for a more wired and transparent democracy.
About the King Conservation District (http://www.kingcd.org)
King CD is a natural resources assistance agency authorized by the State of Washington and guided by the Washington State Conservation Commission. It provides information and technical assistance programs to all landowners within the district's boundaries on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. It also provides grants for conservation-focused projects and programs, and initiates community outreach activities including: workshops; education programs; site visits; farm plans; and consultation on land, water, and wildlife management.
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