Beeville, Texas, September 5, 2018 – Bee County elections are undergoing a transformation. With the County’s purchase of new Verity® Voting system technology this month, voters there will see a secure, easy-to-use new system. The move to Verity also signals a shift toward the convenient countywide vote center model, which will allow Bee County voters to cast their ballots at the polling place of their choice. A strong comfort level with longtime voting system provider Hart InterCivic played a large part in the County’s Verity selection.
“You couldn’t ask for a better partner than Hart,” said Elections Administrator Laura Warnix. “Being fairly new to my role, it makes a huge difference to be able to pick up the phone any time I have a question. It’s nice to always have that calm reassurance at the other end of the phone line.”
Warnix also finds reassurance looking to the successful Verity roll-out in neighboring San Patricio County. She said, “I have heard nothing but good about Verity. It’s a top-notch product – much more secure than other systems out there. With all you hear about cybersecurity, it’s good to have a system with more security measures in place. Plus, it’s going to help with our workload.”
“We value our partnership with Bee County, and we applaud them for taking this important step forward,” said Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic, an Austin-based company with more than 100 years of experience providing election solutions. “We look forward to many years of successful elections in the County and know Verity will serve them well.”
Verity equipment will arrive in Bee County after the November election. “It’s going to better the County,” said Warnix. “We’re planning a series of mock elections to let our voters get their hands on Verity. We think they’re going to love it!”
Braithwaite expects more announcements throughout 2018 as jurisdictions refresh their election technology across Texas and nationally.
Learn more about Verity in Texas: https://www.hartintercivic.com/texas/