Russell Runs Successful By-Election Using Scytl Secure Online and Telephone Voting

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Over 78% of Russell voters securely cast their vote online using Scytl Online Voting during the 2014 By-Election for mayor.

Russell Runs Successful Elections with Scytl Online Voting
Scytl has been a great partner. Everything ran very smoothly, results were delivered quickly and the election was a success.

Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, today announced that the Township of Russell utilized Scytl’s Online Voting solution to conduct a flawless 2014 Mayoral By-Election. Voters were able to securely cast their vote either online or using the telephone.

Over 78% of voters opted to cast their ballot online and the remainder voted via telephone. Russell changed from traditional paper voting methods to Scytl online and telephone voting for the first time during the 2014 Municipal elections held in October. The Mayoral By-Election was the second time Russell used Scytl Online and Telephone Voting.

“Scytl has been a great partner in providing online and telephone voting to the citizens of the Township of Russell,” said Claudette Landry, Executive Director of Administrative and Financial Services. “Everything ran very smoothly, results were delivered quickly, and the election was a success for citizens, candidates, election officials and the media.”

Scytl Online Voting not only improves accessibility for persons with disabilities, but also offers greater convenience by enabling people to vote from any location using a laptop, tablet or smart phone. The Scytl platform ensures voter privacy and ballot secrecy and confirms that the election results are accurate.

Scytl’s solutions incorporate election-specific cryptographic security technology that is protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications to ensure security, transparency and auditability. In addition to the highest levels of security, Scytl Online Voting also provides end-to-end verification ensuring the vote has been cast-as-intended, counted-as-cast and recorded as cast.

“The Township of Russell’s decision to provide Scytl Online and Telephone Voting for both the 2014 Municipal and By-Election demonstrates their commitment to providing more accessible and convenient options through secure online voting,” said Brian O’Connor, Scytl General Manager for North America. “It’s always a pleasure working with forward-thinking election officials who embrace innovative technologies to enfranchise their electorate.”

About Scytl
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management and electronic voting solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.

Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in more than 38 countries throughout the world over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices in Canada, the United States, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Malaysia, India and Brazil.

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