WATERVILLE, Wash., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Election officials in Douglas County are busy preparing ballots for their February 9 special election. The balloting will be their first using Verity Voting by Hart InterCivic, the newest comprehensive election system certified in the nation and recently certified for use in Washington State. County officials are confident in their choice based on a solid history with Hart and the features of the Verity solution.
"Customer service is a priority in Douglas County," said Thad L. Duvall, Douglas County Auditor. "When we had a chance to upgrade, we went with the folks we have on speed-dial. We know these individuals, and they are on standby for us. We know them by name. That means our voters get better customer service from us."
"Building on client confidence and delivering what election officials need is the story behind Verity," said Phillip Braithwaite, President and CEO of Hart InterCivic. "Verity is a voting solution designed from the ground up to take election management to the next level. Welcome to Verity, Douglas County!"
County officials are pleased with the forward-thinking design of Verity's modular technology. An easy-to-use suite of software integrates with a thoughtful combination of American-made, purpose-built hardware and enterprise-grade commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. Verity supports by-mail and accessible in-person voting, essential features as local entities prepare for a busy Presidential election year.
Training for election staff, completed last month in Waterville, got high marks from Duvall and his colleagues.
"In-person training here and in Austin (at Hart headquarters) has been fantastic," Duvall said. "We learned short cuts and appreciate the chance to raise questions and know they will be answered. We are ready to move forward."
For more information on the Verity Voting system, please visit www.hartintercivic.com/verityoverview.
Austin-based Hart InterCivic is a full service election solutions innovator, partnering with state and local governments to deliver secure, accurate and reliable elections. Working side by side with election professionals for more than 100 years, the company's mission is to help advance democracy one election at a time. This mission fuels Hart's passionate customer focus and continuous drive for technological innovation. Hart's new Verity Voting system makes voting more straightforward, more equitable and more accessible—and makes managing elections more transparent, more efficient and easier.
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