Scytl Innovation and Technology Key to the Success of the Open Primary for the French Right and Center

Paris & Barcelona, December 9, 2016 –  Scytl online voting and results management technology helps The Primary High Authority to ensure an efficient, highly participative and transparent election in the November Open Primary for the French Right and Center, once again demonstrating how innovative and proven technology can be successfully leveraged to support elections of strategic importance in France.

The 2 rounds of the Open Primary Election held on November 20th and November 27th resulted in the election of the French Right and Center candidate for the upcoming Presidential Election in 2017. Voting was open to all French citizens, not only right and center party members, and allowed French citizens overseas to actively participate via the online voting channel and the public in general to access the primary results in near-real time.

As part of the end-to-end solution coordinated by Berger-Levrault, Scytl provided the technology that enabled over 100,000 votes to be securely cast online as well as the consolidation of over 8.6M votes from over 10,000 polling stations and the efficient, timely and transparent publication of over 90% of the undisputed results in just over 2 hours after the closing of the polling stations.

“We are extremely proud not only to have provided – once again – the most advanced and secure technology that has enabled French citizens abroad to register and vote online and provide them with a more effective voting experience, but also the technology and expertise that has allowed for the efficient, transparent and timely consolidation and publication of the Open Primary for the French Right and Center results,” concludes Jean Souto, Executive Vice President at Scytl.


Election modernization success in France

With various ministries in France adopting innovation and security for more efficient processes, Scytl continues to assist French citizens in country and abroad to further leverage the election efficiencies provided by election modernization:

  • French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Scytl Online Voting from 2009 including legislative elections in 2012 and 2014.
  • French Ministry of Interior: Scytl Candidate Information Management in March 2015 and December 2015 elections; Scytl Online Voting pilot 2014 Professional elections.
  • French Ministry of Education: Scytl Online Voting in 2011 and 2014 Professional elections.
  • The Primary High Authority: Scytl Online Voting, Scytl Results Consolidation, Scytl Election Night Reporting in the 2016 Open Primary for the French Right and Center.


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 47 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


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