Chisago County Switches to Verity Voting

CENTER CITY, Minnesota, Feb. 14, 2018 – When Chisago County voters cast their ballots in the August Primary Election, they will vote on the secure, easy-to-use Verity® Voting system from Hart InterCivic. State grant funding is available to Minnesota jurisdictions that choose to purchase the tech-forward system.

“Choosing Verity to replace our aging voting system made sense fiscally,” said Bridgitte Konrad, Chisago County Chief Deputy Auditor-Treasurer. “Hart was able to provide a configuration that fits our needs exactly. The equipment is sturdy and compact, so it will be easy to store and deploy. Almost no maintenance is required; that’s a savings as well. Working with Hart’s staff has been a pleasure. They’ve been very responsive, and their enthusiasm for the Verity system played an important role in our decision.”

As an all-new system, Verity uses the latest security protocols. In the polling place, voters can choose to mark their ballots by hand or to use an accessible ballot marking device called Verity Touch Writer. Voters then cast their votes by inserting the ballot into the Verity Scan tabulator.

“Most importantly, I believe our voters will appreciate the intuitive experience of voting on Verity. We’re eager to get started,” Konrad said.

“Chisago County joins a growing number of jurisdictions across the nation moving to Verity,” 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 working with the County to ensure the success of their elections for many years ahead. While Hart is new to Chisago County, we have served Ramsey County since 2015. Minnesota jurisdictions’ election needs are part of Verity’s DNA,” he added.

Braithwaite expects more announcements in the coming months.

For more information on the Verity Voting system, please visit www.hartintercivic.com/verityoverview.

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