OAS Staff Federal Credit Union Leverage Online Voting to Elect the Board of Directors and Credit Committee

Tampa & Barcelona, August 24, 2016 – As part of the Organization for American States Staff Federal Credit Union´s (OAS FCU) mission to promote free and fair elections and operate with the best interest of their members, Scytl Online Voting was deployed to help increase member engagement in the Board of Directors and Credit Committee Elections held in April and May 2016.

With over 5,000 members, 40% of which live outside of the United States, ensuring overseas participation in elections is of the utmost importance. With Scytl Online Voting all members, including members outside of the United States, can securely cast their vote on any mobile device with an internet connection. In addition to ensuring increased engagement with voters, OAS FCU is committed to providing the highest levels of voting security and privacy.

As with most organizations, credit unions follow specific by-laws and rules that can affect how they manage elections. Adhering to the OAS FCU´s unique election requirements, with Scytl Online Voting, the organization gained voter confidence with remote accessibility, enhanced security, and election results transparency. Scytl’s end-to-end security, authentication, digital certificates, advanced cryptographic protocols and best practices, ensure members with the integrity of election results.

Credit unions operate in a democratic process where one member equals one vote. Security and transparency are especially important when voting for Board of Directors and Credit Committee Members of Credit Unions or any financial cooperative. Scytl Online Voting provides the highest level of cryptographic security protocols to ensure voter privacy and confidence.

“Scytl consistently exceeded our expectations by providing us with the highest level of service throughout the project. Our members clearly understood their roles throughout the election process and provided positive feedback about the Online Voting solution,” concludes Patricia Mercado, Marketing Officer, OAS Staff Federal Credit Union.


OAS Staff Federal Credit Union, a non-profit, full-service financial cooperative, was organized and chartered in 1962 by several employees of the Organization of American States. OAS FCU currently serves the employees, family/household members and retirees of the Organization of American States (OAS). OAS also serve select employee groups at other organizations such as IICA (the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the Pan-American Development Fund, the Development Getaway Foundation and the Inter-American Dialogue.

The OAS FCU is a democratic financial cooperative that operates with the best interests of our members/owners and community in mind. Members/owners play an integral role in shaping the future direction of this progressive, dynamic and caring organization by participating in the Board of Directors and Credit Committee elections.

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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