PR Newswire - August 2, 2016
BOSTON, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Ballot announced today that Lane County, Oregon has signed a contract to implement the ClearVote voting system for all future elections. Clear Ballot uses commercially available hardware paired with modern software to provide a more affordable and scalable solution to all counties.
Lane County will be the eighth county in Oregon to implement ClearVote, increasing the percent of registered voters that
will be using the new technology in the state to 52 percent. The seven other counties using ClearVote in the state include Multnomah, Josephine, Linn, Harney, Washington, Klamath and Coos County. All seven counties successfully conducted the 2016 Primary Election using ClearVote.
"Lane County is excited to begin using the ClearVote system," said County Clerk Cheryl Betschart. "We continuously look for ways to improve voter engagement, provide a high level of service in an efficient manner and strengthen our own processes. We are confident that ClearVote can help us do just that."
Clear Ballot began working with Oregon counties in 2015 by winning the bid with Multnomah (Portland) County as part of a competitive procurement process. Shortly thereafter ClearVote was certified in Oregon and several other counties quickly adopted the technology as clerks began hearing of the vast improvements ClearVote brings to the election process.
Clear Ballot is dedicated to continuous innovation. Since the initial ClearVote certification enhancements to the voting system were subsequently certified in September 2015, and a third version was certified in March 2016 providing Oregon counties with constant upgrades by incorporating customer feedback into product development.
"Clear Ballot is very pleased to have Lane County join the Oregon counties that now represent over half of the Oregon electorate," said CEO Larry Moore. "They join their sister counties that have already taken advantage of the transparency and cost-saving efficiencies of ClearVote. Many of these counties have discovered how much money can be saved on ballot printing based on how easy and quick it is to design their own ballots with real-time, fully secure online support from Clear Ballot's staff. With the unprecedented interest in this Presidential Election and the possibility of numerous close contests, Clear Ballot's customers are fully prepared to provide the most timely and transparent election results in the country."
About Clear Ballot:
Clear Ballot is an emerging leader in election management innovation. Clear Ballot has introduced modern software solutions with the speed, accuracy and transparency that has been lacking in the industry. Designed for low cost and ease-of-use, Clear Ballot's browser-based software, used with commercially available scanning hardware, scales to election jurisdictions of all sizes, responding directly to the budgetary realities of America's counties and municipalities. For more information about Clear Ballot, please visit: www.clearballot.com.