Scytl Election Night Reporting Leveraged in Costa Rica Presidential Elections

Barcelona, April 15, 2014Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization today announced the secure, transparent and record-time publication of results for the second round of the Costa Rica Presidential Elections: over 80% of the official results were provided in only 20 minutes after the closing of the polls and a full 96% in under 3 hours.

The election results reporting solution (SVR) developed for the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) of Costa Rica allows citizens, electoral bodies and political parties to view election results online in real-time through an efficient, user-friendly and intuitive graphical interface. Scytl´s Election Night Reporting solution used to generate the SVR provides maps and graphics that illustrate the Presidential Elections voter turnout, totals by vote type, and results by region, including overseas votes per country. Key to the successful delivery of the SVR solution was Scytl’s robust infrastructure that ensured continuous and scalable transmission and presentation of information eliminating the risk of the results application downtime during critical periods of peak usage.

“We are proud to see Costa Rica continue to leverage their investment in our e-Election Platform,” says Edgardo Torres-Caballero, General Manager for Scytl Latin America and the Caribbean. “The effort in providing real-time results via a robust and secure infrastructure has ensured we delivered on our goal of providing the citizens of Costa Rica more secure, transparent and auditable elections processes.”

In addition to the SVR solution, the TSE of Costa Rica is leveraging additional solutions from Scytl that encompass support for areas across the entire election cycle: pre-election, Election Day and post-election. The technology processes and security layers implemented will continue to ensure not only greater efficiency throughout the election cycle, but greater transparency and auditability to the election process. These include the modernization of:

  • The civil registry information systems (SIRCE) – birth, marriage, death, paternity registry; naturalization processes; etc.
  • Electoral information systems (SIE) – political party financing and registration; overseas voting; electoral observer management; etc.


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 35 countries throughout the world over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Malaysia, India and Australia. For more information, visit


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