SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, April 29, 2021 – The State Board of Elections this month certified Hart InterCivic’s Verity® Voting system, clearing the way for Illinois jurisdictions to upgrade to the most modern, secure election system available in the state. Certification assures decision-makers and voters that Verity Version 3.1 has met the rigorous testing that the state demands.
“We are eager to introduce Verity to Illinois jurisdictions,” said Julie Mathis, CEO of Hart InterCivic, a U.S. company with more than 100 years of experience providing election solutions. “Our exclusive reselling and support partner GBS is ready to help with immediate purchases and deliveries.”
An increasingly popular election system, Verity features hand-marked paper ballot voting, enhanced security features, state-of-the-art software and hardware all designed and manufactured in the U.S.
“Voters love the straightforward, easy-to-use scanning device for their ballots and election officials appreciate the security of a paper trail backed by comprehensive audit capabilities, including support for Risk Limiting Audits,” Mathis said. “Verity is built to the most secure standards set by the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG). No other option available in Illinois meets this standard for security.”
Verity is never connected to the internet and votes are cast on paper ballots then digitally read with Verity Scan, providing triple redundancy for audits or recounts.
With Verity’s certification, the newest technology on the market is now available in Illinois. “Counties are no longer locked into older systems,” said Drew Kendall, Executive Vice President of GBS. “Election officials deserve options, and many want to invest in the longevity of the most up-to-date technology, not a system that has been on the market for nearly a decade or more. We are excited to help counties learn what Verity can accomplish for them.”
With increasing participation in by-mail voting, more counties are considering Verity’s efficient, high-speed scanning option. Managing by-mail ballots is simple and faster than ever with easy onscreen adjudication, plus a complete record of all resolution decisions is captured in an audit log for end-to-end transparency.
In addition, Verity is built in the U.S. just a few miles down the road from Hart’s Austin, Texas headquarters. Hart voting systems are in use by 26 million voters in 21 thousand precincts across more than 700 jurisdictions (including Kane and Peoria Counties) in 19 states. Many are new to Hart, which has gained a reputation as a trusted partner for high-complexity implementations with a proven track record of success.
“We provide an easier, more trustworthy transition experience and 98 percent of customers who switched from another vendor gave Hart’s service the highest satisfaction rating in our most recent customer survey,” Mathis said.
“We are excited to work with Hart, a respected company that shares our pride in providing superior service,” Kendall said. “Customer support is our bread and butter and our headquarters in DuPage County is good news for Illinois partners,” he added. “We’re a full-time resource staffed by hardware and software specialists trained in all areas of voting system support. We’re ready for Verity and Verity is ready for Illinois.”
See Verity in Action
Verity will be demonstrated in person at the June 21-23 Illinois Association of County Officials Conference in Springfield. For more information or to arrange a custom demo in your county, please contact:
GBS Director of Sales
Hart Regional Sales Manager