ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Jan. 17, 2018 – The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office announced last month that it has certified the newest release of the Verity® Voting system from Hart InterCivic. The completion of the rigorous vetting process means that Verity, the most up-to-date, easy-to-use election technology in use in Minnesota, now offers newly certified functionality. State grant funding is available to Minnesota jurisdictions that choose to purchase the tech-forward system.
“This latest release builds on Hart’s promise to continually expand and improve upon Verity and demonstrates our strong commitment to meeting our customers’ needs in Minnesota and across the country,” said Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic. “This Verity version is the fastest yet.”
Among Verity’s new features, the cost-efficient Verity Print on-demand ballot printing device and a host of other enhancements such as faster ballot production and improved recount and reporting features will benefit Minnesota jurisdictions.
Verity Print, an on-demand ballot printer in a compact, portable case, saves on the guesswork and waste of pre-printing ballots. The menu-driven device is designed specifically to be easy to learn and easy to use for poll workers. Unlike other on-demand ballot printing solutions on the market, Verity Print does not impose per-click charges.
As with Verity’s previous version, the new release allows all voters to cast the same type of ballot; no segregated ballots affect equal access or impede certification. Voters also benefit from shorter lines at the polling place, since Verity does not use combination devices that can cause bottlenecks.
First federally certified in May 2015, Verity’s modern, holistic design compares favorably to other systems available in Minnesota, which include components introduced as many as 11 years ago. Verity is already in use in Ramsey County and has been selected as the voting system of choice in more than 60 localities nationwide.
For more information on the Verity Voting system, please visit www.hartintercivic.com/verityoverview.