Scytl and TNS opinion provide the Results Website for the 2014 EU Parliamentary Elections

Barcelona & Brussels, May 21, 2014 – Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization in consortium with TNS opinion, industry expert in multinational opinion surveys and international research, have been selected to provide the support, expertise and technology for the Results Website for the 2014 European Parliament Elections being held on May 22-25, 2014 across all 28 member states.

Of strategic importance to the European Parliament for the upcoming elections is the dissemination of the electoral results via the internet and communication channels such as media and social networks , ensuring up to date results are available to its citizens and beyond at all times.

To support this initiative, complementary to the EU elections website, the European Parliament has worked with the consortium formed by TNS opinion and Scytl to provide the EU elections Results Website – fed by Scytl Election Night Reporting. The platform will provide:

  • An overview of the election results at both  national and European levels;
  • Reliable information on the participation and future composition of Parliament to the public, media, and partners in near real-time after the polls close the night of May 25th;

With the launch of the Results Website, the European Parliament leverages innovative election technology to support the challenging and changing needs of multinational and multilanguage electoral efficiency strategies. This large scale international project also represents an outstanding opportunity to collaborate with a broad reaching network of international institutes to broadcast the projected and official results from all 28 member states.

In accordance with the specific European Parliament Results Website requirements, the two industry leaders have each provided the solution that best caters to these needs:

  • TNS opinion will collect information from the 28 Member States, aggregate them and provide estimations and results (turnout, country results and hemicycle) during the election night.
  • Scytl will provide both the platform technological support and its Election Night Reporting solution to publish and update the official results of the elections in real-time during election night. The ENR solution will deliver the highest security and accessibility, ensure real-time dissemination of the projected and actual results via the Internet and mobile devices across all the EU member states and support all 24 official languages. Results will be made widely accessible via a multilingual website and updated in real-time as final results come in from the Member States, from election night through to the constitutive session and beyond. In addition, Scytl will support the integration of information from the 28 Member States.

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, Iceland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India 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, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil.www.scytl.com

About TNS

TNS opinion has 40 years of experience in managing complex multi-country general public and business surveys, from small bespoke projects to the largest multi-country surveys conducted anywhere in the world, including the prestigious Eurobarometer. As a part of TNS, TNS opinion offers specialist expertise and in-house data across a wide variety of sectors together with advanced statistical analysis. Please visit www.tns-opinion.comfor more information.

 

Media Contacts

Scytl                                                                                                    TNS opinion                                                    

Leticia Barcia                                                                                       Leendert de Voogd

Senior Director Marketing Communications, Scytl                               Global Head, TNS Political & Social

leticia.barcia@scytlcom.wpcomstaging.com                                                                      leendert.devoogd@tnsglobal.com        

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