France, global leader in secure and verifiable online election excellence

Barcelona & Paris, January 13, 2015Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, today announced the leverage of Scytl Online Voting to support the key milestone for global leadership and excellence reached by France for the adoption of secure and verifiable online voting with 3 ministries – Education, Foreign Affairs and Interior – strategically adopting the use of the online voting channel.

The ongoing use of Scytl Online Voting in France is backed by the highest levels of security and verifiability together with extensive independent audits. In addition to the security best practices implemented in France, the focus on ensuring accessible voting for persons with disabilities and secure voting from devices (PC´s, smartphones, tables, etc.) has been key to the success of the adoption of the online channel by French voters.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Scytl Online Voting has been used by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct secure, accessible, auditable and transparent elections for French citizens living overseas. Scytl´s best practices have been deployed in 7 MAE elections (including the 2012 Parliamentary Elections) to secure French expatriate voters full voting access, overcoming the hurdles overseas voters were facing.

Ministry of Education: With over 3 million votes securely cast and more than 1,600 sub-elections managed by over 100 electoral boards, the French Ministry of Education continues to leverage Scytl Online Voting to carry out the French teachers union representatives’ elections. Once again this represents the largest public binding election ever carried out over the Internet, the only channel available for their elections.

Ministry of Interior: The latest ministry to adopt Scytl Online Voting in France in 2014. In order to assess the validity of eVoting as an alternative to traditional voting, the Ministry of Interior deployed the eVoting channel for their PRIF and CAPN elections, with the enablement of the complete end-to-end voting process, including full independent auditing, detailed verification that the voting system and processes were those defined and full dynamic security testing.

The strategic deployment of the online channel is a reference not only countries looking to implement online voting, but for those which have already begun the process and wish to see their levels of security and adoption reach the benchmark and level of excellence obtained across the 3 ministries in France.

In addition to France, 18 other countries have already put their trust in Scytl Online Voting a solution that enables: voter authentication via digital certificates, end-to-end voter privacy by encrypting the votes on the voter’s device (including mobile devices and the leverage of Java script encryption), voter privacy during vote decryption via cryptographic mixnets and secret sharing; vote integrity and authenticity via voter digital signatures; election monitoring with immutable logs and full election verifiability thanks to individual and universal verification.

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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