Ecuador completes the processing of records for the 2014 municipal elections with Scytl technology

Barcelona & Quito, March 17, 2014Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, today announced that following the successful implementation and completion of the scanning, processing and transfer of records for the 2014 municipal elections in Ecuador led by the National Electoral Council (CNE) ensuring the Ecuadorian citizens the right to secure, transparent and auditable votes, Scytl technology will once again be used in the upcoming local elections on Sunday March 23, 2014.

Scytl´s election platform is a strategic component of Ecuador´s end-to-end fully integrated election administration system, the key to the country´s election modernization process.

  • December 2012: as the selected supplier of choice by the CNE, the initial steps of the implementation of Scytl´s election modernization platform are taken.
  • February 2013: Scytl´s election modernization platform is used successfully in the national elections of 2013, ensuring security, transparency and speed in the vote counting process.
  • February and March 2014: the modules for scanning, processing and transfer of records for the 2014 municipal elections are successfully implemented and leveraged for the process.
  • March 2014: Scytl technology will be leveraged once again to support the new elections on Sunday March 23, 2014
  • As of June 2014: the CNE will receive the modules that will complete the election modernization project being carried out in Ecuador.

“Scytl´s key priority is and always will be to ensure election transparency, integrity and security,” says Jean Souto, SVP at Scytl. “Our ongoing innovation allows us to continue to lead countries, governments and private organizations, enabling improvements in participatory democracy, citizen empowerment and public transparency.”

Countries across Latin America continue to evolve their electoral modernization processes, allowing better election observation and monitoring process, along with higher levels of security in Election Day operations. In addition to the implementation of elections in more than 35 countries, Scytl leads the implementation of online voting supporting over 90% of the legally binding online voting process taking place across the globe. “The use of secure technology such as Scytl´s is the basis for the institutionalization, transformation and modernization of the electoral process, the legacy that as a company we strive to contribute to the world,” concludes Mr. Souto.

Given the nature of electoral projects, Scytl has opened its software and processes to be audited by leading international organizations, ensuring the certification of maximum security and integrity of both its technology and the electoral process that the company has undertaken worldwide. These certifications include, among others, the French Security Agency, Price Waterhouse Coopers, the Center for Advanced Security Research, the US Air Force Institute of Technology.

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 35 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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