Tampa, May 13, 2015 –Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting, election modernization and eGovernance solutions today announced that it will host the symposium “Empowering Voters and Poll Workers with Disabilities: New technologies for Election Leaders” on May 14 at the Mid-America Club in Chicago. Attendees include representatives from the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the Disability Rights Bureau at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, city and county election officials, and disability advocates.
More than 35 million voting-age people in the United States are individuals with disabilities and less than half of them voted in the 2012 general election. Although there have been great strides in making elections more accessible since the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was signed into law, there is still work to be done.
Today’s election leaders continue to face both opportunity and obligation to serve individuals with disabilities. Scytl election modernization technology can help them empower individuals with disabilities to vote privately, securely and independently.
During the symposium the following distinguished speakers will be sharing their insights:
- The Honorable Chet Culver, former Iowa Governor and Secretary of State and current Enable America advisor will share his perspective on HAVA.
- Executive Director of Enable America, Chris Jadick will speak on the 25 years of progress since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Enable America is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to increase employment among individuals with disabilities.
- Scytl General Manager Brian O’Connor will deliver insight on new technologies that are available to help election leaders empower individuals with disabilities to vote and stay engaged throughout the entire electoral and democratic cycle.
“Scytl is excited to have such distinguished speakers from Enable America at this symposium sharing their knowledge on this important topic of voter accessibility,” said Scytl General Manager Brian O’Connor. “We have been working with Enable America to ensure that all of our customer-facing election solutions make voting more accessible to individuals with disabilities.”
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management, electronic voting and eGovernance 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 38 countries across the globe 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 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 www.scytl.com.
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