Scytl is Granted a 2019 Innovative Practice Award by the Zero Project for Its Support of Independent Living and Political Participation
Scytl's online voting is recognized for allowing visually impaired citizens to vote independently and privately with the iVote system.
BARCELONA, January 15, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election technology, received recognition from Zero Project for its innovative and secure practices supporting persons with disabilities to vote independently, privately and securely.
Scytl iVote was amongst a group selected from over 318 projects nominated from across the globe by Zero Project’s network of +3,000 disability and accessibility experts. Implemented for the New South Wales and Western Australia elections in 2015 and 2017, iVote was used by over 285,000 voters.
This is the second time that Scytl receives recognition from Zero Project. In 2015, Scytl had been granted the award for Innovative Policies and Practices for its accessible eVoting project implemented in the State of Victoria, Australia in 2006 and 2010.
“To participate in electoral processes, people who are blind or have other disabilities often must depend on assistance, thus violating the confidentiality of their votes. We are extremely proud of being able to provide the technology that can help overcome these barriers,” says Sam Campbell, General Manager for Asia-Pacific at Scytl.
Zero Project is a joint initiative of the Essl Foundation, the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre, that promotes the rights of persons with disabilities and also has the support of organizations such as the United Nations, IFES and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Scytl is leading the digital transformation and innovation in elections worldwide. Built up over 20 years of research and protected by over 40 international patents, Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in +30 countries across the globe, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, South Africa, India and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona and backed by leading international VC investors such as Vulcan Capital, Balderton Capital, and Nauta Capital. For more information, visit www.scytl.com.
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