SACRAMENTO, California, Nov. 16, 2018 – The California Secretary of State announced today it has certified the Verity® Voting system from Hart InterCivic. This much-anticipated certification of Verity clears the way for election officials to begin replacing outdated voting systems with Verity, the modern, secure system that fits the ways California votes – whether by mail or at a vote center or polling site.
“We applaud the State’s certification team for its rigorous vetting of our state-of-the-art system,” said Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic, an Austin-based company with more than 100 years of experience providing election solutions across the U.S. “California’s Verity certification brings a better choice to the State. Counties can now purchase Verity Voting – the only all-new election solution certified to the latest California standards.
“As the most recently State-certified system, Verity was tested and proven against the strictest security standards in the U.S. – it is the most secure system available today,” Braithwaite said. “We are eager to show California voters an easier, more trustworthy experience.”
Designed to support California Voter’s Choice Act requirements such as by-mail voting and Vote Centers, Verity advantages for California counties include:
- Best-in-industry security protocols to safeguard the sanctity of the vote, including encryption, two-factor authentication, redundant data storage and more
- Easiest to use system for voters and election officials, with plain-language instructions and consistently user-friendly software and hardware design
- Highest return on county investment because Verity is a modern hardware and software platform, and not a continuation or extension of a legacy system
- Cost-saving system and support approach, with compact, lightweight polling place devices that conserve storage and transportation costs, a robust design that eliminates the need for costly vendor maintenance and Hart’s vendor-direct model that does away with hidden fees
“This latest certification of our proven Verity system demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the State of California,” said Braithwaite. “Hart has provided voting system solutions to California counties since 2006, and the needs of the State’s evolving election administration landscape are native to Verity’s design.
“We pioneered digital ballot scanning more than a decade ago. Our unmatched experience with the technology shows in Verity’s efficient, flexible and transparent handling of by-mail ballots. For jurisdictions in California, where by-mail ballot volumes are rapidly increasing, this expertise makes a difference.”
For more information on the Verity Voting system in California, please visit https://www.hartintercivic.com/state/california.