RegisterHere's Awarded Contract for UK E-Voting Pilots
Election Technology Company to Lead Multi-channel Integration and Hosting for Voting by Internet, Phone, Digital TV and Kiosk
Bellevue, Wash. - March 18, 2003 - RegisterHere, Inc., a global supplier of secure voting technology, has been awarded multiple e-voting pilots for UK government elections for the next three years. As a member of the Athena Consortium, RegisterHere will be integrating and hosting state-of-the-art voting technology throughout several remote-voting channels. These pilots, confirmed by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM), represent nearly a half million voters for May 2003 alone.
In concert with the Consortium, RegisterHere will deliver key technology enabling remote voting by Internet, touch-tone and mobile phone, digital TV and city kiosks for the Boroughs of Swindon and Stroud, among others. The other consortium members include Anite Public Sector, Consilia, MMTV and charity Citizens Online. As a group, the consortium is able to deliver a full-service, multi-channel voting solution meeting the needs of the ODPM and the Local Authorities.
In May 2002, RegisterHere participated in the innovative electoral pilots held by 30 local authorities in the UK. RegisterHere provided the Swindon Borough Council an Internet voting solution used in 19 of the Borough's 22 wards. As reported by the Swindon Electoral Commission, public response to the Internet voting option was extremely positive, with voters citing the opportunity to vote in advance and voting remotely as key benefits.
RegisterHere?s VP of Sales, Pauline Warren, states, ?RegisterHere has taken the lead to meet the ODPM?s EML standards and make interoperability with other channel providers possible.? She adds, ?We participated in the first UK e-voting pilots and are again pleased to support the local authorities and the ODPM in this next wave of facilitating e-Democracy.?
RegisterHere?s e-voting engine has also been selected to host and integrate other voting solutions that meet the ODPM election standards. As a result, RegisterHere has become the leading hosting engine for a majority of the pilots awarded.
RegisterHere, inc. is a global software company, delivering advanced e-voting technology to election providers since 1996. RegisterHere offers its partners innovative, secure, reliable, user-friendly e-voting solutions to support the growth of e-enabled elections that maintain privacy and ensure election verification. For more information about RegisterHere, visit the company?s website at