ES&S and Scytl Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide BALLOTsafe - a Military and Overseas Electronic Voting Solution

Mon May 2, 2011 9:45am EDT

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ES&S and Scytl Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide BALLOTsafe - a Military and Overseas Electronic Voting Solution

Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) and Scytl today announced a strategic alliance that will provide for BALLOTsafe, a fully integrated online ballot delivery and marking system that will afford military, overseas, absentee and disabled voters the opportunity to cast ballots in a timely, secure and reliable manner. By combining the market proven election leadership of ES&S with the secure cryptographic online platform pioneered by Scytl, this alliance allows states and local jurisdictions the ability to seamlessly and effortlessly integrate the ballot creation process with the ballot delivery process making BALLOTsafe the leader in voting technology for military, overseas, absentee and disabled voters.

“Scytl is delighted with this alliance with ES&S which will allow both companies to better serve together US military, overseas, absentee and disabled voters through the use of innovative technologies,” commented Pere Valles, CEO of Scytl. BALLOTsafe provides for Intelligent Ballot Delivery with easy to use onscreen marking capability. Ballots can be securely returned and tracked throughout the process, increasing operational efficiencies. BALLOTsafe not only improves overseas participation but also helps reduce processing errors and saves time and money.

By leveraging the power of Scytl's proven and reliable Electronic Ballot Delivery system with ES&S products and services, customers are afforded the capability of using a single integrated platform. The two companies are announcing today their full and immediate focus on providing a complete, streamlined package of technology and services that will allow state and local election officials the advantage of being fully compliant with the requirements of federal and state mandates - well in advance of the 2012 election cycle.

“We are very excited about our new relationship with Scytl,” commented Aldo Tesi, President and CEO of ES&S. “Expanding our solutions to further meet the needs of the military and overseas voters, as well as future absentee and disabled voter opportunities, is at the heart of our mission here at ES&S. As the market continues to expand beyond the traditional vote-by-mail and precinct style voting, we will continue to align our product offerings to meet the needs of our customers and voters”.

About ES&S

Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) is a leading provider of total election management solutions. For over 30 years, ES&S has solely focused on elections with a proven track record of producing quality results.

About Scytl

Scytl is a worldwide leader in the development of secure electoral modernization solutions. The company’s solutions incorporate unique cryptographic protocols that enable Scytl to carry out a variety of election processes in a completely secure and auditable manner. Scytl’s electoral modernization solutions have been successfully used in multiple countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Argentina, India and Australia. Scytl is a portfolio company of Nauta Capital, Balderton Capital and Spinnaker SCR.

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Media Contacts:
Scytl: Dave Campbell, US General Manager: 443-759-3168
ES&S: Kathy Rogers, VP Government Affairs: 402-970-1251