BOSTON and WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Ballot is set to host an open house on Thursday, February 11th from 5:00 – 8:30 pm at the JW Marriott hotel in Washington, DC to showcase the company's new ClearCast voting unit to interested members of the elections community including those attending the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) and National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) conferences during the week of February 8th at the JW Marriott hotel. The JW Marriott is located at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW in Washington, DC and the open house will take place in the hotel's Cannon room.
Members of the media who are interested in seeing this groundbreaking new election technology are also invited to visit during this session where members of the company's senior leadership and technology teams will be available to demonstrate the company's voting solutions and answer questions.
Clear Ballot launched the ClearCast precinct voting unit at an event in Boston last month in an effort to bring the company's innovative technology solutions to precinct voting. ClearCast incorporates the use of Intel Corporation's Intel® NUC, an off-the-shelf mini PC kit for advanced processing speed and capabilities.
"We're looking forward to providing the election industry and voters with the best scanning technology, industry-leading discernment of voter intent, and the fastest in-person voted ballot processing speed in the industry," said Edwin B. Smith, Vice President, Products for Clear Ballot.
ClearCast offers election officials an alternative to proprietary voting equipment that can quickly become obsolete. ClearCast is comprised entirely of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components that ensure continuous innovation and a solution that's easy to use for election administrators. The ClearCast voting unit allows ballots to be cast and processed quickly via the Intel NUC mini PC. Ballots are then securely deposited into a durable ballot box that is both detachable and collapsible. The low profile design is easy to use for both transportation and storage making it the most sustainable option for all precincts.
Working with the Intel NUC and other COTS components allows the ClearCast precinct voting unit to provide built-in security and a computing platform that is smaller, lower-cost and higher-performance than voting units architected from proprietary components.
The microprocessor in the Intel NUC used in ClearCast is the most powerful microprocessor in any voting unit used inside a polling place. It also carries extremely powerful security features while maintaining exceptional usability for voters, pollworkers and election administrators.
"Intel's well respected name and track record in the development of superior performing processing technology combined with Clear Ballot's innovative voting solutions and elections expertise provide the most transparent process for reporting election results which translates to a much improved experience for the voter, pollworker and election official," said Smith. "We hope that members of the election community will stop by our open house on Thursday evening and take an in-depth look at our new ClearCast unit and all of the components of our ClearVote solution suite."
Clear Ballot election technology is currently used in Oregon and Florida and recently received New York State certification. The company has also conducted successful pilots in New York, Colorado, Vermont and California.
For more information about the company's open house at the JW Marriott during the NASED and NASS conferences on Thursday, February 11th from 5:00 – 8:30 pm, please contact Hillary Lincoln at 617-842-5127 or Hillary.Lincoln@clearballot.com.
About Clear Ballot:
Boston-based Clear Ballot was founded in 2009 and is an emerging leader in election technology innovation. ClearCast is the precinct voting component of ClearVote, Clear Ballot's modular voting system. ClearVote harnesses modern software tools and advanced hardware to create a comprehensive voting system designed to bring greater speed, accuracy, and transparency to elections. ClearVote is easy to use and cost-effective, responding directly to the budgetary realities of America's counties and municipalities. For more information about Clear Ballot, please visit: www.clearballot.com.
SOURCE Clear Ballot