2013 Sees Record Growth in Election Modernization and Online Voting Projects
Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization announces a revenue growth of over 70% resulting from the company's innovative end-to-end election modernization technology deployment in election processes across the globe.
The exponential growth of Scytl's election management projects leaves the company uniquely positioned to address the key 2014 election industry trends:
- Sophisticated democracies are focusing on establishing the necessary infrastructure and legislation to support the implementation of remote online voting to help increase voter turnout.
- Developing democracies are looking into more elaborate and integrated election management systems with a growing interest in poll-site online voting and electronic results transmission systems to help improve efficiency and transparency.
"We are extremely proud of the success in key electoral technology deployments that we have obtained during 2013. This allows us to continue supporting election processes around the globe and provide the most transparent, secure, accessible and auditable technology for organizations both in the public and private sectors," says Pere Valles, CEO at Scytl.
By aligning its technology and services to uniquely address 2013 electoral trends, Scytl's e-Election Platform helped execute key elections across the globe, setting a new benchmark in the number of elections delivered by a single vendor to date.
Europe - 2013 trends showed a significant growth in the interest in electronic voting, with governments implementing both poll-site eVoting machines and online voting. Significant elections supported by Scytl include projects in Switzerland, Spain, Norway, France, the European Parliament, the United Kingdom and Iceland. Additional projects already planned and in development for 2014 elections include the implementation of online voting channels to help improve voter participation and citizen engagement both in the public and private sectors.
Asia Pacific - last year saw a surge of election modernization, citizen database development and results transmission initiatives across the region. A series of key countries are looking to take continue development of these election projects during 2014; while others focusing efforts on the adaption of legislation to allow overseas voting and unique scenarios like online campaigning. With countries such as India, Australia and New Zealand working with Scytl to support their online voting initiatives, other countries such as Bangladesh are looking into Scytl's innovative technology to enable fully accessible, transparent, secure and auditable processes.
Africa and The Middle East - countries across the African continent continue to evolve their election modernization processes, enabling better election observation and monitoring activities together with higher levels of security in their Election Day operations. Individually, countries are tackling tactical election modernization processes with tools to help address local key issue. For example, Botswana has implemented an eDemocracy solution to help improve citizen participation and engagement with their local MP's. In the Middle East, the UAE continues to lead the way and investment in online electoral technology to better cater for increased participation in future elections.
Latin America - as countries across the region increase their efforts to modernize electoral processes, key initiatives in 2014 will include better integration of electoral management processes, results consolidation and transmission as well as election finance insights and tracking. Scytl set the ground work in 2013 with key leaders across the continent - Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru, Mexico to name a few - to ensure the region becomes a reference for innovative implementers of leading electoral technology.
North America - in 2013 Canada showed a clear trend towards embracing online voting channels with significant private and public elections (ie: Directors Guild of Canada and Saskatchewan NDP) being deployed with Scytl online voting technology. Now that the provincial election laws allow for online voting, we expect to see a continued growth in this channel during 2014. The US continues to show strong inertia for allowing online voter registration, results transmission and overseas voting. Key projects such as the Oklahoma UOCAVA overseas voting deployment, election night results transmission to over 27 million voters and the implementation of innovative ePoll Book technology are paving the road for more technology lead initiatives across the country for the 2014 elections that will ensure improved participatory democracy, citizen empowerment and public transparency.
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management and electronic voting solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.
Scytl's solutions have been successfully used in more than 30 countries throughout the world over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices in Canada, the United States, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Malaysia, India and Brazil. www.scytl.com