Scytl teams up with the Virginia State Board of Elections on Advanced Research Project for Military and Overseas Voters

Mar 26, 2012

Scytl and Election Systems & Software (ES&S) have been selected by the Virginia State Board of Elections to work jointly on a research project aimed at identifying technologies that can increase voting participation across all military circumstances including disabilities, distance and location. The Commonwealth of Virginia is the only State slated to receive funding specifically to study the special needs of deployed and wounded service members. Within this framework, Scytl and ES&S joined the Virginia State Board of Elections last February to showcase currently available accessible voting technology specifically for military and overseas voters. During the next phase of this project, the Virginia State Board of Elections, Scytl and ES&S plan to work with Virginia-based military units to study the feasibility of mobile voting technology and plan to work with local military hospitals and other organizations to conduct a mock election that will allow the study of special accessibility needs for wounded service members returning from combat operations. In addition to voting technology, other election solutions that will be reviewed as part of the research project are mobile voting technologies for deploying military units. Click here to view our press release.

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