Scytls Internet voting system successfully used in U.S. Presidential election

Nov 10, 2008

Scytl’s Internet voting solution Pnyx has been successfully used to execute the first end-to-end Internet voting election in the United States during the last Presidential election. The first county to use it has been Okaloosa County in the State of Florida with the support of the Operation BRAVO Foundation. Absentee voters cast votes over the Internet from the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan over a 10-day period. The results of the project have been very satisfactory since turnout reached 15% (three times higher than the average for absentee voters) and, more importantly, 100% of the votes were counted (on average only 30% of the postal votes are counted). Therefore, Internet voting has proven to be a very effective alternative solution to the current postal voting system used by the 6 million U.S. citizens living abroad.

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