Fribourg to Leverage Secure and Verifiable Online Voting Provided by Scytl and Swiss Post

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The Swiss Canton of Fribourg is the most recent canton to receive the Swiss Federal Council authorization for deploying online voting for 30% of eligible voters both in country and abroad.

Scytl and Swiss Post Online Voting Friburg

Scytl and Swiss Post Online Voting Friburg

Scytl, the worldwide leader in election modernization and online voting solutions announces the addition of Fribourg to the Swiss Cantons authorized by the Swiss Federal Council to provide online voting. Together with Scytl, Swiss Post is able to provide a state-of-art online voting solution that covers all the unique requirements of the Swiss voting system.

The authorization from the Swiss Federal Council is a key milestone and necessary for any canton looking to deploy online voting. The authorization ensures the solution provided to Swiss citizens complies with the necessary software, security and infrastructure requirements to run a transparent and auditable online channel for binding elections and ongoing citizen consultations.

During the elections on November 27th 2016, Fribourg citizens overseas will benefit not only from the efficiencies that online voting provides, but also from full voting privacy, security and verifiability ensuring their vote has been cast-as-intended and recorded-as-cast. Post the November 2016 elections, in addition to overseas voters, in country citizens will also be enabled to leverage the online voting channel and offer universal verifiability to ensure the ballots have been counted-as-recorded.

The partnership and joint solution provided by Scytl and Swiss Post is enabling Cantons who wish to grow the percentage of citizens that can use the online channel for both binding elections and citizen consultations. The security and verifiability protocols provided have been customized by Scytl and Swiss Post to meet Swiss legal, security and verifiability requirements that will enable Swiss Cantons to implement online voting solutions with end to end security, verifiability and the reassurance that Swiss Post operates the online voting platform from its own FINMA-certified data centers within Switzerland.

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 over 42 countries across the globe over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with strategic offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru and Greece, as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Mexico, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.scytl.com.

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Leticia Barcia
Vice President of Marketing, Scytl
leticia.barcia(at)scytl(dot)com
+34 934 230 324

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