Election Trust Takes King CD 2014 Balloting Into The 21st Century

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Voter Lines...What Lines? We Vote On-Line!*

For the sixth year King Conservation District (King CD) has chosen Election Trust to administer its annual 2014 Supervisor Election. Over 1.2 million King County, Washington voters are now eligible to cast a secure online ballot from their home, office or their favorite coffee shop.

Election Trust, working with its longtime technology partner Scytl USA, provides King CD voters with a ‘one-step’ online process where a qualified voter can both apply for and cast a ballot in just a couple of minutes during one secured computer session.

“While the national conversation is focused on limiting a voter’s time ‘in-line’ to less than a half an hour, King CD is enabling their voters to cast a secure ballot ‘on-line-with-no-line’,” said John Bodin, General manager for Election Trust. He added, “And that entire process should take an eligible voter less than ten minutes.”

“Eliminating paper, reducing car-trips and just saving the voter a whole lot of time just makes real sense to our organization”, said King CD Executive Director Sara Hemphill. She concluded, “after all, we are the King Conservation District!”

*Those voters who submitted signed and verified voter affidavits and received a voting PIN in 2012 will be able to reuse that PIN to vote in 2014 without the need to submit another signed affidavit. Participating 2014 voters who did not submit a signed affidavit in 2012 will need to print, sign and submit the 2014 affidavit form for verification to Election Trust in order for their vote to be ruled valid and counted (all signatures will be verified by King County Elections).

King CD is one of 45 conservation districts in Washington, with oversight from the Washington State Conservation Commission, an agency created to assist and guide conservation district activities in Washington State. King CD and Election Trust initiated the online voting alternative following the November, 2010 revisions in rules governing conservation district elections in Washington State.

About Election Trust (http://www.electiontrust.com)
Election Trust brings together veteran professionals and proven technology (eVoting Secured by Scytl) to provide efficient and secure paper, online and Hybrid voting solutions. In the public sector the company works as a technology consultant and integrator to government election administrators. In the private sector Election Trust provides end-to-end 3rd Party balloting management to political parties, unions, associations, cooperatives and home owner groups.

About The King Conservation District (http://www.kingcd.org)
The King CD provides information and technical assistance programs that are available to all landowners within the district’s boundaries on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. King CD programs are hands-on, site specific, action and results oriented; and it initiates community outreach activities that include workshops, education programs, site visits, farm plans, and consultation on land, water, and wildlife management.

Media Contact:
John Bodin / Election Trust / 425.462.2704 / john.bodin(at)electiontrust(dot)com

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