We are honored to have been selected by the Television Academy for this important advance in Emmy voting.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
The Television Academy announced this week that after several months of due diligence, Everyone Counts has been selected to transition the iconic Primetime Emmy Awards to online voting starting with the 66th awards season in 2014.
"This is the first in a series of new initiatives for the Academy that will be rolling out over the coming months," said Rosenblum. "We refine the Emmy Awards process every year, and this migration to an all-digital, online voting procedure will ensure that voting is easy, private and secure. This is all part of our ongoing mission to activate greater member engagement, to inspire and help our members develop their professional potential, and to bring new and long-established voices within the television community together to continue to chart a bold path for our industry."
Everyone Counts industry-leading Software as a Service voting platform eLect™ has been improving the standards for voting for governments and member organizations throughout the world since 1997. When compared with voting by mail, eLect increases participation, while improving security, access for voters and auditability of the voting process.
A survey of Television Academy membership revealed that 70 percent of the group’s eligible voters indicated they’d prefer to vote online. The Television Academy expects the new online voting system will make it easier for the more than 16,300 eligible voting members to take part in the awards process, including those who live overseas or have experienced problems with domestic mail service. Online voting will begin with the first round of membership voting to select Emmy nominees for the 66th Awards season in 2014. In 2015, the online voting experience will expand to include selection of the 67th Emmy Awards nominees and that year’s winners.
“We are honored to have been selected by the Television Academy for this important advance in Emmy voting,” said Lori Steele, Everyone Counts Founder, Chairman and CEO. “The Television Academy is renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation, and Everyone Counts is excited to bring the highest standards of excellence in online voting to the Academy and its members.”
About Everyone Counts:
Everyone Counts is disrupting the $31 billion elections industry and migrating government and private-sector elections worldwide to its Software as a Service (SaaS) model. The company provided election services to nearly 100 election jurisdictions across the US in the 2012 Presidential election, pioneered the first use of iPads for voting in the State of Oregon in 2011 and 2012, and provided the largest ever online voting to-date in a government election, in the State of New South Wales, Australia in 2011. Bosnia-Herzegovina provided Everyone Counts’ voting systems to citizens with disabilities in a Pilot election, so that they could vote privately and independently for the first time. 2013 has seen Everyone Counts taking stewardship of the State of New Jersey’s Voter Registration System, as well as providing online voting for the iconic Academy Awards, which resulted in their highest voter participation ever.