RegisterHere's E-Voting Technology a Success in UK Elections
Leading Election Technology Company Delivers Multi-channel Integration and Hosting for Voting by Internet, Phone, Digital TV and Kiosk
Bellevue, Wash. - May 8, 2003 - RegisterHere, Inc., a leading global supplier of secure electronic voting technology, successfully concluded binding elections for six local authorities in the UK as part of a three-year contract. Nearly half a million voters were offered e-voting by Internet, touch-tone phone, mobile phone, digital TV, and at public kiosks.
In Swindon, approximately 25% of votes cast, were cast electronically ? showing a 75% increase from last year, proving that voters are seeking new ways to fit voting into their daily lifestyles. In Stroud, their first year of participation, 20% of votes cast, were cast electronically.
RegisterHere?s technology, in partnership with the Athena Consortium, was the voting engine driving six of this year?s voting pilots. The local authorities included Swindon, Stroud, Stratford Upon Avon, Vale Royal, Shrewsbury, and Kerrier. This is RegisterHere?s second year supplying e-voting technology to the UK government.
I picked the right team,? cited Alan Winchcombe, election official for the Borough of Swindon. ?Like I said last year, it worked right the first time, every time.?
Online and telephone voting offers the ideal solution to streamline our elections process,? Stroud District Council?s Returning Officer Mike Rowan stated. ?Voters found the e-voting methods easy-to-use and convenient. They definitely want to choose where and how to cast their vote.?
Public response to e-voting continues to be extremely positive, with voters finding as key benefits the convenience of voting remotely and in advance of polling day. ?We had never used a computer before, but we wanted to cast our vote online,? commented one voting couple. It was very easy and we liked voting early in our own time.?
RegisterHere President and CEO Jim Adler remarked, ?We are tremendously excited about how enthusiastically both voters and election administrators have embraced e-voting. RegisterHere is looking forward to continued success in the UK and the use of our e-voting technology around the world.?
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 http://www.registerhere.net.