Ontario, October 30, 2014 — Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, today announced that Scytl Online Voting was used by the City of Greater Sudbury to provide a secure and accessible alternative voting channel and surpassed the city’s online voting participation goal during the 2014 Municipal Elections.
Online votes totaled over 26,800 which represents a 92% increase over the online vote volume projected by city officials. Online voting was available during the advance voting period of October 14- 24 allowing Greater Sudbury citizens to securely cast their ballot anytime, from anywhere on virtually any device (PC, laptop, Smartphone, etc.).
“We are thrilled that 45% of votes cast in the election were cast online,” said Caroline Hallsworth, Executive Director Administrative Services/City Clerk, City of Greater Sudbury. “This indicates that our citizens are quickly embracing online voting.”
In addition to supporting the City of Greater Sudbury in enabling a more convenient voting channel, Scytl Online Voting provides the highest levels of security to ensure the integrity of the electoral process. Scytl’s secure online voting technology has been used in over 100,000 elections across 35 countries. Scytl´s solutions incorporate unique election-specific cryptographic security technology – protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications – ensuring maximum security, transparency and auditability in all types of elections.
“Scytl is honored to help the City of Greater Sudbury offer its citizens the opportunity to vote online for the first time,” said Brian O’Connor, General Manager, Scytl Canada. “In addition to our commitment to ensuring the integrity of the voting process, we believe online voting will continue to help increase accessibility and convenience for those with disabilities or who may be traveling during an election.”
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. www.scytl.com
Maureen Szlemp, Marketing Manager, Scytl